The recent tragic death of Robin Williams has brought attention to issues of mental health and suicide.
In the video above, Dr. Ari Zaretsky, Sunnybrook’s Psychiatrist-in-Chief, says it’s important to recognize the symptoms of mental illness.
Dr. Zaretsky encourages those who are suffering from depression to seek help:
- Many general hospitals have psychiatric departments where assessments can be done.
- There are facilities across Canada that have expertise in the treatment of substance abuse problems.
- In emergencies, call 911.