b'Adapted from information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)LEO TOLSTOY Writer Leo Tolstoy had great energy for his creative projects, but he told a fellow writer, There is no happiness in life, only occasional flares of it. While finishing his novel Anna Karenina, Tolstoy began to experience episodes of depression and contemplated suicide. But during this dark period, he found new meaning in Christianity and expressed his wish for universal love and passive resistance to evil in the form of violence in his writing.ABRAHAM LINCOLN The 16th president of the United States, Lincoln is also often considered the greatest. Throughout his entire adulthood, he faced what is now considered clinical depression, characterized by anxiety attacks, frequent feelings of despair, and suicidal thoughts. Many scholars believe thatMental Health Concerns179'