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Employment Options releases statement on passing of Robin Williams

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employment optionsMarlborough – Employment Options, a human service agency which serves adults recovering from mental illness, released the following statement in response to the death of Robin Williams:

Executive Director Toni Wolf said, “The untimely passing of legendary actor Robin Williams is devastating to those who practice recovery in the mental health field each and every day.? Robin's journey with depression highlights the fact that mental illness knows no boundary of class, race, income, or gender.? His incredible career demonstrates recovery exists, yet his loss showcases the struggles that one lives with on a daily basis.? As one of our members stated ‘if Robin Williams, who had everything, gave up the struggle, how am I going to make it?’

“As a community mental health leader, Employment Options wants to open its doors to ANYONE who is now struggling with their illness.? This is a time for all to come together and stay together!? As the wounds heal over the next few months, let us NOT forget our tears.? The need for continued ongoing funding and mental health awareness in our community and throughout the nation is essential.? We must reach out to those who experience the stigma and isolation of mental illness.”

“The thoughts and prayers of our community are with Williams’ family and with those who are currently in recovery.”

Employment Options Inc. is an agency whose mission is to empower individuals in recovery to thrive in their community.? Contact us if you need to be reminded that you are more than your illness.

For more information vist www.employmentoptions.org.

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