Robin Williams Commits Suicide – Twin Falls Reacts
My head is still spinning from the fact that Robin Williams committed suicide this past Monday (8/11/14). When I first heard about this tragedy, I thought about Twin Falls' high suicide rate.
It is my understanding that Williams was battling drug abuse and depression, so I spoke with the CEO of the Walker Center, Debbie Thomas and Lori Stewart with the Twin Falls Sheriff's Department about the many resources found in Twin Falls for those suffering locally.
CEO of the Walker Center, Debbie Thomas:
Lori Stewart with the Twin Falls Sheriff's Department:
Shortly after conducting these interviews I read about Twitter trolls harassing Zelda Williams and thought "what's wrong with people?" Those Twitter trolls were blaming Williams' daughter for his suicide.
Suicide is horrible and I don't believe to understand what someone that severely depressed is thinking, feeling, or going through, but I do know that we all need to step up and talk about depression.
Depression is a disease, lets all talk about it openly like we would about any other disease.
If you are depressed, please get the help you need. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Life can be a beautiful place, stay.