I loved Robin Williams’ comedy so much when I was a kid. It almost feels like a family member died. If he had to die, I am almost glad it happened the way it did. In the USA there tends to be a stereotype that the only people who claim to have depression are spoiled rich kids, and crack heads ten seconds away from death. Williams made people see that it is human beings who battle depression.
A drawback however, is that he has so dominated the news nothing else gets attention. A full world is outside one man who lived in the wealthy section of Hollywood.
Males tend to succeed in suicide at advanced levels to women, and yet women report depression in greater numbers compared to males. “Women are nearly twice as likely as men to have depression.” According to Mayo Clinic (“Depression in women, understanding the gender gap.” http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression/art-20047725) This issue shows that healthcare conditions need to improve for both genders. If a male as wealthy as Williams could not get care in time, the situation is far worse for people suffering worse financial problems.