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6:33 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Death Of Robin Williams: Raising Awareness About Depression

Today, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Robin Williams, the actor and comedian, killed himself on Monday hanging himself after apparently trying to slash one of his wrists.

The coverage of Williams' death has raised new questions about the shame and stigma surrounding depression and the need to have a more honest discussion about the suicide.

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Dr. Douglas Jacobs is a Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and the founder of the organization Screening for Mental Health.