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Death of Robin Williams shines spotlight on issues of depression and suicide

The comedy and personality of Robin Williams was a hallmark of a generation. His warm smile and sense of humor was an inspiration for many throughout the last four decades. His tragic death by suicide at age 63 is a stunning reminder that millions of Americans fight against depression and mental illness every day.

Suicide claims more than 38,000 American lives each year. If you know someone struggling with depression or mental illness, reach out. You could help save a life.

There are resources available to help in Georgia, including the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (mygcal.com or 1-800-715-4255) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-TALK).