Robin Williams' tragic suicide has saddened us all and served as a reminder to the community of the counteless others lost to suicide. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the world and the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults. The vast majority (90%) of suicides are directly related to mental illness, often undiagnosed and/or untreated, a figure that reminds us the importance of connecting those suffering with depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, and other mental illnesses with care. Some resources include:
1. The SDPS online physician directory: http://www.sandiegopsychiatricsociety.org/doctor-finder
2. 1-800-273 TALK (8255) or http:///www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
3. For more local resources: http://www.up2sd.org/find-help/resources/suicide-prevention-and-support#