The 1,905 Page Suicide Note

Ken AshfordMental Health, Random MusingsLeave a Comment

This past Saturday at about 10:50 a.m., a 35 year old man named Mitchell Heisman — a resident of Somerville, Massachusetts — walked into Harvard Yard and shot himself.

Heisman who posted a 1,905-page document on, a website he created, arguing history, politics, religion and death. His mother reportedly told the Crimson to publish his name to let people know of his work “because that’s what he wanted.” She said he worked on his book in Harvard libraries and from his Craigie Street home. She also told the Crimson he seemed happy to be finishing his work.

So peruse his note, complete with bibliography.  It actually contains what appears to be coherent thoughts.  Not sure why suicide was necessary, but then again, I didn't read the whole note.