National estimates show a third of older Americans living in nursing homes suffer from depression, and 60% don’t receive any visitors. But this week’s Jefferson Award winner has created a one-of-a-kind program to lift their spirits.
The late actor and comedian Robin Williams has been cremated and his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to a death certificate obtained by CBS News.
In the wake of actor Robin Williams untimely death, Dr. Alex Zaphiris, who specializes in treatment for addiction, examines how common addiction and depression are and what resources are available to treat these diseases.
Was Parkinson’s Disease To Blame For Robin Williams’ Suicide? Bay Area Expert Explains Link After Illness Revelation
Dr. Carrolee Barlow, CEO of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center in Sunnyvale, explains the connection between Parkinson’s disease and depression.
Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.
The family of actor and comedian Robin Williams says the funnyman was privately dealing with the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was “not yet ready to share publicly,” prior to his death from apparent hanging by suicide Monday.
Robin Williams’ three children — Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams — and Williams’ former wife Marsha Garces Williams, who is Zelda and Cody’s mother, released statements Tuesday about the actor’s death.
Link Between Humor And Grief Raises Awareness Of Depression Following Comedian Robin Williams’ Death
The death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams is bringing attention to the issue of depression and the link between humor and grief.
Flowers were laid at the front gate the actor’s tan stucco, single-story home on the west side of the Tiburon peninsula, where friends and neighbors described the world famous comedy icon as generous with his time and very down to earth.
A woman caught repeatedly trying to board planes at San Francisco International Airport without a ticket has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and sentenced to two years’ supervised probation, the San Mateo County district attorney said Friday.