MHAV: Robin Williams

MHAV is saddened at the loss of a great comedian and actor this week. We honor the memory of Robin Williams by posting this our favorite blog about his struggles and legacy, in a small attempt to multiply voices that encourage reducing the stigma of behavioral health challenges that many of us face.

Once again a tragedy has mental illness in the news. Much has been written about the suicide of Robin Williams this week; print stories, television news, and social media have all covered the loss of an extraordinarily talented man. They’ve also talked about the facts about mental illness: the toxic mix of addiction and depression, the high rates of suicide among middle- and older-aged men, and managing mental illness as a long-term challenge.

Read the remaining article at the National Institute of Mental Health.