Discuss depression

Robin Williams

Earlier today, news broke that Robin Williams had allegedly committed suicide. The actor, known for his comedic films and uplifting roles, had been battling severe depression and had recently entered rehab to battle alcohol addiction.

What makes the passing of this Hollywood legend-to-be so shocking was that the roles he played were often characters who were in a position to offer help and support. He was the quintessential good guy. And for people of our generation, he’s an actor who’s always maintained a presence on the big screen performing those types of roles. Therefore, we naturally assume that as someone associated with providing support to others through his roles, of course he wouldn’t be thought of as being in need of it himself.

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