Yesterday the world lost one of the greatest comedic actors of all time, Robin Williams, to one of the most misunderstood diseases, depression. Robin Williams spent a lifetime fighting depression and substance abuse. Yesterday, he lost his battle and died after committing suicide by asphyxiation. He is just one of the 40,000 people who will die this year of suicide. This is a serious health problem that will not get better if we continue to neglect our mental health and the public mental health system.