Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Addresses 'Misconceptions' About Mental Health

PHOTO: Zelda Williams, left, and Robin Williams, right, arrive at the "Old Dogs" premiere on Nov. 9, 2009 in Hollywood, Calif.John Shearer/Getty Images
Zelda Williams, left, and Robin Williams, right, arrive at the "Old Dogs" premiere on Nov. 9, 2009 in Hollywood, Calif.

Zelda Williams has taken to Twitter to talk about mental health. Williams, who is the daughter of comedian Robin Williams, lost her father in August to an apparent suicide after bouts with depression.

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She wrote on Friday about the subject on social media to urge others suffering from the disease to get the help they need, not just for themselves but for their families, as well.

"Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. Mental illness is often misunderstood & misrepresented, but that's starting to change. Let's end the stigma," she tweeted. "Mental health IS as important as physical health, & whether there are visible signs or not, the suffering is real. It can affect EVERYONE."

She continued, "So please, let's help stop the misconceptions & support those who need our help. Healing the whole starts with healing minds."

Finally, Zelda, 23, addressed how mental illness affected her famous father.

"No matter what the misinformed say, you can't simply CHOOSE to make mental illness go away. It is NOT cowardly to suffer or seek help," she added. "Lastly, my dad openly fought depression his whole life, both in general and his own. No matter what anyone says, it is a FIGHT. Fight on."

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