12 August 2014

Robin Williams

I was very sad to hear about Robin Williams's passing yesterday. The entire Internet seems abuzz with people reflecting on his life, his acting, his role in our Millennial childhoods, and, especially, his struggle with addiction and depression.

As tragic as his death is, I find myself strangely hopeful at the outpouring of support for mental illness, the attention being paid to the cost is has on its sufferers and their friends and families.

This is probably the best article I've read on the whole thing: Robin Williams's death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish (via The Guardian)

I don't really have anything else to say. As someone who has struggled with clinical depression myself, I can only hope that things will get better.