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Letter: Williams’ death brings illness out of shadows
First Published Aug 14 2014 05:12 pm • Last Updated Aug 14 2014 05:30 pm

Billy Crystal tweeted and Whoopi Goldberg dittoed, "No words." I concur, but at the same time think there may be six: "You have not died in vain."

In the coming days and weeks as we all try to process the loss, a bright light is being shown on the issues of depression and other mental health disorders which will bring a new age of empathy, support, and treatment to our global community. Robin Williams was recognized and loved everywhere. He will now be the symbol not only for brilliant humor, but also a voice for the millions who cannot speak loudly enough for us to hear.

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Joye Schack

Salt Lake City

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