Jayne: Mental illness knows no social, economic boundaries

August 17, 2014 1:04 PM

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Jayne: Mental illness knows no social, economic boundaries

When Robin Williams committed suicide last week, there was a vast outpouring of grief and sympathy. This is understandable; he was a brilliant and beloved performer, and the ability to make others laugh is one of humanity's greatest gifts.

You remember, don't you? She was the 38-year-old wife and mother whose body was found in rural Oregon, after a search that dominated Portland news for about a week. I don't know whether Huston had any documented mental illness. But she, like Williams, apparently suffered from demons unknown to those...

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