Letter to the Mother of a “Schizophrenic”: We Must Do Better

Everything Matters

By Will Hall

Letter to the Mother of a “Schizophrenic”: We Must Do Better Than Forced Treatment and Laura’s Law

mandalaA few months ago I met your son. He said he would be waiting for us in the Berkeley park near where he sleeps outside at night, but at the last minute he called and was in San Francisco. He said he was at “the Mrs. Doubtfire house” with a photograph of his best friend, and that the photo showed numbers and codes predicting Robin Williams’ suicide. He found the house where Williams made one of his films, and was trying to talk to the owner. It was all part of a complex plan, marked mathematically in signs and omens he was collecting.

We drove across the Bay, worried. Were we too late? Would he be arrested and end up in the hospital again, this time for trespassing and harassment…

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