Tonight, around 7pm, Facebook blew up with news that Robin Williams had passed. Suicide. Sad and unthinkable.
I read many posts and links; so many people are sharing their grief and disbelief. It became clear that this person who was surrounded by many who love and adore him, either personally or from afar as fans, must have felt such despair and loneliness. It seems impossible.
This serves as a good reminder that things aren’t always as they seem. Someone who laughs and appears happy can be struggling. Sometimes, it might be easier to force a smile than admit you need help.
If you suspect that a friend or loved one is struggling with depression, reach out to them. If you are the one struggling, please find help. The world isn’t ready to lose another one.