Home Celebrity Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham and More Campaign for Mental Health Awareness Following Robin Williams’ Death
Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham and More Campaign for Mental Health Awareness Following Robin Williams’ Death

Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham and More Campaign for Mental Health Awareness Following Robin Williams’ Death

0

Stars including Lady Gaga and Lena Dunham are leading calls to raise awareness of mental health issues following the death of Hollywood legend Robin Williams.

The star was found dead at his home in California yesterday at the age of 63, and initial reports suggest he committed suicide.

His publicist confirmed the actor had been suffering from depression in the months before his death, and he also spent years battling addiction issues. He had checked into rehab over the summer to “maintain his sobriety”.

The news of his death has sent shockwaves around the Hollywood community, and a number of stars have now reached out to fans to campaign on behalf of others struggling with mental illness.

Lady Gaga, who runs the Born This Way Foundation to help young fans, writes in a series of posts on Twitter “Rest in Peace+Laughter Robin Williams. Perhaps this tragedy will shed light on the seriousness of depression. You made us all so so happy… Please reach out to ‪Bornthiswayfoundation.org ‬if you are struggling with depression, mental illness or addiction. You are not alone.”

Rock legend Alice Cooper also asked any fans suffering from depression to see a doctor, adding, “‪#RobinWilliams‬ gone. If you struggle with ‪#depression‬ SEE a doc! (sic)”

Actress Dunham held a minute’s silence on the set of her TV show Girls after hearing of Williams’ passing, and she has also joined calls to raise awareness of mental illness, writing, “A tragic reminder that the conversation about mental health CANNOT stop. Money, fame, artistic freedom – none of it is a barrier.”

Tom Hanks’ actress wife Rita Wilson, who was a friend of Williams, adds, “I will remember your warmth, kindness, unparalleled talent, generosity, beautiful children, Robin Williams… To anyone struggling with this issue, US suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255.”

Photo Credit: Twitter/s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want to see more news like this? Follow us Facebook!