Mental illness affects millions

To the Editor,

Robin Williams; the tragedy of mental illness afflicts the poorest of poor to the richest of rich.

The mental anguish suffered by millions of people is so great that sometimes death is the only answer to rid oneself of the demons swirling in ones’ mind.

A chemical imbalance in the brain or genetics gone haywire, mental illness is a drain on the very soul of the person afflicted and his/her caretaker.

It’s sad, very said 24/7. If there is a cure, hopefully it arrives in the very near future to eliminate the callousness of mental illness behavior.

The public must understand to choose death over life over an instant thought is suffering beyond imagination.

Steve Kopa

Weirton