This the best explanation I've seen on the probable cause of Robin Williams' death...some UNDERSTANDING. And it's not just the physical cause of death, but the mental reason(s). For families who are affected by a loved one who suffers from this condition, many sufferers "self-medicate" with alcohol and/or drugs, thinking it will help them through the depression when it seems to them the.  Here's a quick-read article from psychcentral.com about Williams. Lots of helpful insight in just a few paragraphs. (Photo courtesy of Everett Collection)

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