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Spotlight on depression amid Robin Williams death

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Comedian Robin Williams attends The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images

Spotlight on depression amid Robin Williams death

By Marjorie Sturgeon. CREATED Aug 12, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - News that comedian Robin Williams took his own life has many examining the impact of depression.

With the spotlight on the disorder and its seriousness, resources for help and information are more important than ever.

If you or someone one know is experiencing a crisis, call a 24-hour crisis center or 911 immediately:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
  • Boys Town crisis line: 1-800-448-3000
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Humane Services: 1-800-254-4202
  • Nebraska Rural Respnse Hotline: 1-800-464-0258
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • Spanish Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-888-628-9454

For area mental health facilities and community resources, visit The Kim Foundation website.

Learn more about depression and its signs and symptoms at the National Institute of Mental Health website.

 

Marjorie Sturgeon

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