b'Adapted from information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)IRVING BERLIN Irving Berlin was one of the most prolific American songwriters in history, composing more than 3,000 songs,17 film scores, and 21 Broadway scores. He left his mark in music history with songs such as God Bless America and White Christmas. Berlin experienced bouts of depression throughout his life. The trouble with success is that you have to keep being successful, he said. He called the periods when he disliked everything he wrote and worried that he would never have another hit song dry spells, which he experienced through the late 1920s and early 1930s. Thirty years later, when he lived with a prolonged, severe depression, he told his family, I should have gone to someone years ago. Its too late now.Mental Health Concerns163'