Loss of Robin Williams underscores dark side of depression

TAMPA, Fla. - The loss of Robin Williams underscores the dark side of depression and its often and most-tragic consequence, suicide.

Williams was found dead Monday in his California home from an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. His family said Williams suffered from a deep depression and battled periodic substance abuse. 

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay released a statement Tuesday regarding Williams' death, and urging people who battle depression to get help.

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is saddened to learn of the loss of actor Robin Williams to apparent suicide yesterday. We encourage anyone who is struggling with depression, or suicidal thoughts to call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK(8255).

 

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