Robin Williams death: mental health charity comments

Posted on 12/08/2014 by


williamsHolywood actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead at his California home in an apparent suicide. His publicist said he had been “battling severe depression”.

Following the tragic news of the death, Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of mental health charity Mind, said: “The apparent suicide of Robin Williams is a tragic and shocking event. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time.

“We would urge anyone who is experiencing the pain and distress of suicidal feelings to try and speak to someone, whether friend, family, their doctor or a charity such as Mind or Samaritans.”

If you need information or advice about mental health problems, or need somewhere to turn for support, call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393 or call Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.