It is unfortunate that is takes a celebrity suicide or overdose to bring attention to Major depression disorder, Bipolar disorder, and Addiction. All of these were diagnosed disorders of Robin Williams and they all deeply connected to each other. A deep breath of compassion to all of those who suffer from the loss of a father mother son daughter or loved one to suicide or overdose. To all of the 38,000 brilliant people lost last year and all of the years prior to suicide you will always be remembered and missed. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US without the unknown suicides related overdoses.
One thing you will never hear from a doctor when you suffer from MDD, Bipolar or Addiction. " Congratulations you are cured, you no longer have to continue treatment. Unfortunately the cure is seen in an obituary and suicide or overdose usually will not be mentioned neither will the life long struggle they endured in life. These disorders should be treated no different than heart disease, cancer or any other disease. Unfortunately they are usually dealt with in shame and silence in both life and death.