Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed
Already It’s One Year Since We Lost Robin Williams. Yet, in death he has helped increase awareness of depression with about 2300 calls a day – about double from before Williams passed- to the main suicide helpline Other celebrities deal with depression > His suicide in 2014 shocked millions, but the Academy Award-winning actor/comedian had a history with depression, substance and alcohol abuse. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and may have had a form of dementia. In 2006, he described his highs and lows to NPR’s Terry Gross. “Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.