On Robin Williams and Mental Illness

Rebecca Ruiz for Mashable, "Finally, We're Talking About Mental Illness Like Adults":

For some, Williams’ death has served as a painful trigger and reminder of their own struggles. Those emotions only intensified on Tuesday when the coroner assigned to the case released graphic details about the nature of Williams' suicide. Many believed this unnecessary information tested the public's breaking point regarding Williams' death. Like the rest of the world, I was shocked and saddened by the news of Williams's suicide. And, as the above passage alludes to, his death brought back memories of my own struggle. I've come such a long way in the last year and a half that I no longer classify myself as depressive. Instead, I just try my hardest to push ahead through every day, accentuating every positive thing in my life now. As for mental illness overall, I'm so glad that so many are fighting the stigma of depression. It really is an illness, and more should recognize it as such. This goes doubly for insurance companies, who really should amend their coverage policies so that treatment for, say, depression is fully covered.