September 13, 2014

I highly recommend you read this enlightening story in the Napa Valley Register about the Staglin Family reflecting on the death of Robin Williams and this weekend’s 20th anniversary of their Music Festival that raises funds for brain research. William’s struggle with depression is something the Staglin family knows about first hand and has devoted the past 20 years to raising funds for research into brain health.

To date, the family has raised more than $200 million dollars for universities like UCLA and UCSF to fund brain research. For the family, the topic of brain health is personal since their son, Brandon, was diagnosed with schizophrenia during his freshman year at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Because of the family’s long time devotion to the topic of brain health, Garen Staglin has been sought after for interviews by NBC and CBS, discussing the issues that the beloved Williams struggled with throughout his life and ultimately, caused the actor’s death.

“The same day that Robin died, 99 other people in this country also committed suicide,” Garen said. “And 2,000 tried to but didn’t succeed. Maybe Robin’s passing will help create a call to action to get together to do something. Depression is No. 1 (mental health illness) in frequency; it affects 10 percent of the people in the world.”

There’s still time to purchase your tickets to the Napa Valley’s 20th annual Staglin Family Music Festival for Brain Health. I’ll be there to show my support. Will you?

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