A loss

The news hit me hard Monday; Robin Williams has died. News which I didn’t want to hear and certainly didn’t want to accept.

 
I know of Robin’s struggles with addiction and depression and can relate personally to the latter. Depression is that silent illness; the illness which no one can see. As a result when symptoms are especially difficult to manage, those around us simply say, “Get over it. It’s no big deal.”
 
Rest in Peace Robin.
 
I hope you find peace in the next life and know you have had a tremendous impact on those who watched your movies and had the luxury of knowing you. 
 
I hope your struggle allows others to seek the help which is available and to overcome the shame which is too often associated with seeking help for depression. There are so many beautiful things in this world and you are one of them. Know your humor has helped me to overcome difficulties in my own life and to become the person I am today.
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