Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

About an hour ago I posted the following on Facebook:

OMG - RIP Robin Williams, age 63. Early reports indicate it was suicide. 

I have to admit, the news of his death has really knocked me into a funk. Maybe the initial reports are wrong, but with so many sources citing suicide and talking about the depression he was fighting in recent weeks, I have to imagine he surrendered to his demons.

I have personal experience with depression, and have been affected by others attempting suicide. A few generations back suicide claimed the life of a direct ancestor. And so on, and so on.

As far as I'm concerned, depression is damn near as viscous as the worst of physical ailments.

If you are battling depression and contemplating suicide, there are places and people that can help.

Rest in Peace Robin Williams. You made this world a happier place while you were here. 

1 comment:

Rose said...

I was shocked to read the News last night on my computer.