The death of Robin Williams has sent shock waves through social media. If you had to name one actor who fits the word “funny” or “happy”, it would probably be him. But what most people don’t realize is that Robin had struggled with bipolar disorder for a very long time. Mental illness, like IBD, is an invisible illness for many – what you see on the outside is almost never an indicator of what’s going on inside. If you’ve struggled with IBD, then you’ve likely also had to struggle with depression. There is hope.