In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the world was shocked to discover that one of Hollywood’s most successful and much-loved actors, Robin Williams had died.
The 63-year-old was found unresponsive in his home in San Fransisco, U.S., just before midday on Monday and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Details have since surfaced that the cause of death seems to have been suicide, and Williams’ publicist confirmed that the actor had in fact been “battling severe depression” over the past few months.
Although in the past Williams has openly struggled with alcohol and drug addiction (he was in and out of rehab during his adult life) little did anyone know that the Oscar winner was also contending with one of the most debilitating psychological disorders in the world.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, depression affects one in five older people and suicide rates show that men in Britain are three times as likely to die by...