TW: As everyone knows Robin Williams died today. This affected me on a really deep level, not just because his friends, family and the world lost a extremely talented, hilarious and genuine man, but because he lost an incredibly difficult fight against depression. I personally spent five years with severe depression and although I do have my off days every now and then, I am on the other side. A happier, healthier person and am constantly amazed on a daily basis at how much my outlook and life has improved. Especially in the last year the incredible people and experiences and love and joy and excitement. I am very grateful for everything. I wish that Robin could have experienced the same self awakening.
To those who are mourning the loss of this great man, please tell everyone close to you that you love them today. Even the little things make a difference.
To those of you suffering mental illness right now. It may feel like you are alone, I know your pain all too well and I know how difficult it is even to open your eyes in the morning and be immediately bombarded by the sorrow or the numbness that overpowers the everyday. It may not seem like it now but the light is at the end of the tunnel. Never be ashamed of yourself or your illness (and that’s exactly what it is an illness), don’t let it define you and most importantly please reach out and take a load off to someone you can trust or a professional. Stay strong, my fellow comrades. I love you and I am here for you. <3