Friday, August 15, 2014

Depression and Suicide

Earlier this week an amazing actor and comedian, Robin Williams, lost his life. He had been battling depression. Depression can be such a hard thing to deal with. I personally know how hard it is to deal with depression. I also know how difficult it is to deal with the loss of a loved one through suicide. I lost a brother that way.

It doesn't matter who the person is whether it is a celebrity or the average Joe Blow who takes their own life. Someone, somewhere always manages to judge them and call them selfish for their actions. I personally believe that unless you have been in their shoes or have suffered from depression yourself how can you possibly know what they were thinking at the time? I believe it says more about the person who made the statement than the person who died.

RIP Robin Williams. 

If you are struggling with depression yourself. Please don't think you are alone. Talk to someone, anyone. You don't need to go through this by yourself.

If you need help please phone Lifeline 13 11 14

or contact Beyond Blue 1300 224636

R U OK - a conversation could change a life. 
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