Tuesday 12 August - In response to the news that the actor Robin Williams has died after a battle with severe depression, Mark Winstanley, CEO of the charity Rethink Mental Illness said:
“We are very sad to hear about the death of Robin Williams. This loss reminds us that anyone, anywhere, can be affected by severe mental health problems, no matter how incredibly talented and successful they are. It is all the more heartbreaking that a man who brought joy and laughter to millions around the world, could not find peace within himself. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”
For more information contact Rachel Hobbs, News and Media Manager for Rethink Mental Illness firstname.lastname@example.org 0207 840 3138
Notes to editors
Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.
For over 40 years we have brought people together to support each other. We run services and support groups that change people’s lives and challenge attitudes about mental illness.
We directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone.
We give information and advice to 500,000 more and we change policy for millions.
For more information go to www.rethink.org