Robin Williams death inspires many to seek help

Robin Williams death inspires many to seek help

Photo: WHCU

The sudden death of legendary actor Robin Williams has struck a chord locally and across the country.

The news that it was by means of suicide has made an impact in terms of call volume to suicide prevention hotlines.

Executive Director of the Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service Lee-Ellen Marvin says the call volume at the national hotline was at its highest volume ever.

She says even a few local callers in recent days mentioned Williams’ death as particularly hard to swallow.

Marvin says his unexpected passing has more people utilizing suicide prevention resources as their work has seen increased publicity across all media platforms.

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