Heather Bleick died on April 22, 2015 after battling a serious mental illness for the past 3 years. Over most of this time she was happy, vivacious, and full of life -- in short, she was the Heather we all knew and loved. Very recently however, her illness relapsed and this time with terrible consequences. She took her own life for reasons she believed to be both valid and extremely important. These beliefs were false, but to her they were tangible and real. Such was the nature of her illness.
Heather's mental illness was poorly understood, episodic, and apparently incurable. My hope is that by setting up this memorial page we who loved Heather can make some contribution however small to more effective treatment of mental illness and progress toward a cure.