I don’t often write about the death of a celebrity. In fact, I don’t think I ever have. But tonight, my heart is heavy with the death of Robin Williams.
Depression is a very real and dark struggle. My heart aches for his family. I can’t imagine the pain his family must be going through. I think about all of the unanswered questions they have and the memories that will never happen.
I think about the millions of lives that Robin Williams impacted and the joy he brought to so many people. He made people laugh and smile in ways that most people can’t. Although I can’t say this for sure, I can only imagine that he saved so many lives.
I don’t believe that suicide is selfish. It must be one of the hardest decisions that anyone could ever make. And it breaks my heart that someone felt like their pain was too much to handle. They say that the people who bring great joy also know great pain. For Robin Williams, this must’ve been true. The world lost a talented, hilarious soul today. The world is grieving. Our hearts are heavy.
Robin Williams’ death is a reminder that people need people. No matter what you’re going through, you are not alone.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. There’s someone on the other line waiting to help. You are worth it.
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