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In the wake of actor Robin Williams' suicide Monday, many are remembering the comedic actor for his many films.

But they're also struggling to understand why he did what he did.

If you or someone you know is dealing with mental illness, there is free help anytime, day or night:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or suicidepreventionlifeline.org, is designed to help people who are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, at 1-800-950-NAMI or nami.org, is another suicide hotline especially helping those dealing with mental illness.

The Trevor Project, at 1-866-488-7386 or thetrevorproject.org, provides crisis and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. It is also affiliated with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The National Council for Suicide Prevention, at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433), is an umbrella organization for many different suicide prevention and crisis help organizations, including American Association of Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The Jason Foundation, The Jed Foundation, The Kristin Brooks Hope Center, Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA), National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS), Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), The Link's National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention, Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program and Samaritans USA.

Here are other resources in eastern Iowa:

Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa, at 319-338-7884 or http://www.communitymentalhealthcenter.org/, is located in Iowa City and serves Johnson, Cedar and Iowa counties.

Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health Treatment Center, at 563-382-3649 or neibh.org, is located in Decorah and focuses on mental health and substance abuse services.

Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center, at 319-234-2893 or http://www.bhgmhc.com/, is located in Waterloo and provides a wide variety of mental health services to Black Hawk and Grundy counties and surrounding area.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, at 319-398-3562 or http://www.abbemhc.org/, is located in Cedar Rapids and provides outpatient services to Linn County and surrounding area.
Community Circle of Care, at http://www.communitycircleofcare.org/, has locations in Dubuque, Oelwein, Decorah and Clinton and provides services to children and youth in northeast Iowa.

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