What Robin Williams Can Teach Us to Do for Each Other

September 2, 2014 2:32 PM

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As the summer is drawing to a close, I am reflecting back on my own personal experiences of the last few months as well as what happened in the landscape beyond. Heart-wrenching wars, rising new waves of terrorism, terrible and tragic signs that racism is alive and well in our own country. But perhaps because I am a psychologist, or simply one of millions of adoring fans, I keep going back to the suicide of Robin Williams.

To me, Robin Williams was a celebrity who felt like a friend, a dear friend, a beloved family member. I know that I am not alone in that. Maybe it was the "Helloooooo!" from Mrs. Doubtfire and every other line from that movie: his Porky Pig kiss off from his job -- "P-pp-pp-piss off Lou" -- or the s...

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