Mental health care discussed in light of Robin Williams' death

Robin Williams touched our souls, and his death at age 63 was a shock to millions of people around the world.


Williams had been battling severe depression recently, according to his publicist, but he had been fighting depression for decades. Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas Director Bill Persinger says people need to watch for depression warning signs.

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Williams was born in Chicago and first gained national fame with the quirky comedy "Mork and Mindy" in the 1970s. He shifted to successful movie roles in "Good Morning Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting." He had recently returned to TV for a leading role in "The Crazy Ones," but throughout his career he had taken time off to battle depression. He also suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction at times through his career.

For information locally about mental health care, call the Mental Health Center at 343-2211 or 800-279-3645. Also, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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