Severe depression is an illness that is never to be taken lightly. It’s sad that it takes the death of someone like Robin Williams that took his own life, to brings this topic to the forefront. As an attorney, I represent the mentally ill as well as family members of those that have loved ones with a mental illness. It’s easy for those who have not suffered from themselves or had a loved one with a mental illness to say that it’s not a big deal. For someone suffering from severe depression, sometimes they think that taking their own life is there only way out of the illness.
If you have a loved that is suffering from a mental illness, there are resources available to you. We encourage you to take a look at our article, What to do When a Loved One Suffers from a Mental Illness.