I wasn`t going to make a post, but with all the constant media surrounding the sudden and devastating death of Robin Williams - I just wanted to make a brief post. For those still in the dark, the beloved actor and comedian died from his own suicide just two days ago on August 11th 2014. While I do not know anyone personally who has committed suicide, and pray I never have to experience it, it still hits hard. I know plenty of depressed people - including family members. No one truly knows what`s going on with someone else in their life. So many people who are depressed put on a smiling face every day as to not show their suffering.
Obviously I never knew Robin Williams personally, but growing up watching his movies he quickly became a favorite for me. He was hillarious and played his roles well. My favorites of his movies: Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Night at the Museum, Jack... I could go on and on with all his wonderful films. I can only hope and pray for his family and what they must be feeling and going through right now.
I beg those of you with depression to confine in loved ones. You may feel alone, but you are not. Almost everyone out there has at least some family, some friends, someone that will be heartbroken and torn apart when you are gone. Most of us have dozens. Robin Williams had billions.
Please, Please reach out. If you feel as though you can not talk to family or friends, call a stranger. There will be no judgement from a stranger on a hotline that wants to make you feel better. Often talking can relieve so much stress, anxiety and anger. Please, try.
NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website
If you have loved ones that struggle with depression, hug them harder tonight. They do not ask for the depression. They are battling it everyday. It is hard for them. It helps so much to reassure them. There is also help for you out there if you seek it.