It’s time we ended the stigma of depression

Robin Williams’s death has prompted an avalanche of comment about depression and suicide, most of which has been sympathetic, celebrating what he generously gave the world through his art, but some of it has been blindly judgmental. When depression is ignorantly derided as a bad lifestyle choice, being too left wing according to Rush Limbaugh, and suicide is branded cowardice on major news outlets, it’s very clear that the stigma