As everyone knows at this point, Robin Williams has passed away. Well, “passed away” seems to indicate that he had no hand in his own death. Preliminary reports suggest otherwise. I take passing away as a peaceful death. There is no peace in depression, addiction, and/or suicide. I have had depression for more years than not. I have had anxiety. I have experienced addiction, and I am not excited about sharing that. I share it, though, because I want people to know that you can get help. There is an extended hand toward you whom are suffering at this very moment. Take that hand! It gets tiring fighting depression, anxiety, and addiction. It’s hard. You have done hard before! GRAB THAT HAND OF HELP!! You can make it through these illnesses and diseases. You can get help. I want you to get help. I don’t have to know you any more than I do right this very minute to care whether or not you live. I do care! Mental illness is treatable! Again, MENTAL ILLNESS IS TREATABLE!!!! I love you. I care about you. You are worth taking care of. You do not have to be hopeless. You do not have to feel worthless. You are not worthless. You are far from it. Please, seek help immediately if you are at the end of your rope. Proverbial or literal! Please ask for help. There is no shame in asking for assistance. There is no reason your family and friends should ever have to feel guilty due to your choice to die. Nobody will be better off if you take your life. Nobody. Depression does not get to win. Anxiety does not get to win. Addiction does not freaking get to win! You are not your disease. You are so very much loved and cared about. Please please please know this. May God bless the soul of Robin Williams. May God bless your soul.
A Sad Goodbye