I woke up this morning to news of actor and comedian Robin Williams’ death (suicide by asphyxiation). And you wonder, is anybody happy these days? Robin Williams made everyone laugh and his high energy at times masked his personal struggles.
“He had been battling severe depression of late,” Mara Buxbaum, his rep said in a statement to the press. “This is a tragic and sudden loss.” Robin Williams was 63 years old.
The World Health Organization has predicted that: ‘Depression will be the second leading killer disease and cause
of disability by 2020 and the No 1 killer disease and cause of disability by 2030’. ‘Depression is a stronger risk factor for heart disease & mental illness than smoking, alcoholism & bad cholesterol’
What exactly is depression?