Austin Local News
Travis County leads the state in suicides
That would come to change. "My father was manic-depressive, bi-polar," said McPherson. "After a series of events, he got off his medication, you know, had some trouble at home, couldn't find a job. A lot of different things sort of compounded on it, but he took his own life when I was eighteen years old. Luckily I was at the age that I'd had a great amount of time with him; my father was a great man, but he died of a mental illness.