I initially wrote the text below on one of my social media sites.
“Part of my professional and personal mission is to reduce the disparities of Mental Health services and to reduce the stigma of mental health/mental illness. It is so sad when I hear about anybody who has taken his/her life due to a MH/MI. Please encourage ANYONE you know suffering to reach out! NAMI Urban LA (in Leimert Park) is one place they can go locally to get referrals. There is NO SHAME in seeking services and we shouldn’t see it any different than going to any other health/medical provider! RIP Robin Williams”