Robin Williams has died at the age of 63
Legendary Hollywood comedian Robin Williams passed away this week at the age of 63. The cause of death has not been confirmed, but it is being treated as a suspected suicide. Williams was open about his long-standing battle with drugs and alcohol abuse, telling the Guardian newspaper in 2010, “It’s just literally being afraid. And you think, oh, [the alcohol] will ease the fear. And it doesn’t... It’s just a general all-round arggghhh. It’s fearfulness and anxiety”.
The World Health Organization has estimated that approximately 450 million people worldwide have a mental health problem. Here are 20 public figures who, like Williams, have spoken out about dealing with anxiety, depression and other disorders.