Commissioner E. Douglas Varney shares hope following the death of Robin Williams
Through the untimely death of entertainer Robin Williams, a bright light is shining once again on the often-avoided conversation about suicide.
In my work over the years as a mental health professional, helping people through crisis of spirit, marriage and family, I have seen firsthand how people feel hopeless in their struggle. I have also seen the tragic consequences of someone committing suicide and the family members left behind.
Today, as the Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, my mission is to help people out of that dark lonely place and to know there is hope.