Robin Williams' death brings attention to depression

The death of actor Robin Williams has brought attention to depression and other mental health issues.



Dr. Simon Rego, the director of psychology training at Montefiore Medical Center, says depression is a psychological disorder that goes deeper than regular sadness because it will interfere with a patient's everyday routine. It is not something that goes away easily and the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education say it's the strongest risk factor for suicide.



Rego suggests anyone who is suffering from depression try to turn to family and other loved ones for support. If it isn't enough, contact a doctor or a help line.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."