So you all know that Robin Williams committed suicide yesterday. Its impossible to avoid the news. I have taken this very hard, like, Newtown hard, and I've figured out why. I read an article this morning that talked why the whole nation is taking this loss so hard:
"when someone who publicly advocates for a disease that you're intimately familiar with decides the pain is too much to bear - even with every resource available to him - what hope is there for the rest of us who battle this disease on a daily basis?"
I have told you all about my own problem with depression, and all I could think about today was that as low as I got, and as much pain as I was in, it can still get worse. I was never suicidal, but knowing that the bottom of my abyss was nowhere near the actual bottom is both tragic and terrifying.
Another good quote I read recently, and if I remember correctly it was from an excerpt from Rob Lowe's book (but I'm sure he wouldn't take credit for it) is Never judge someone's insides by their outsides.
If you are out there and feeling low like I am, IT WILL GET BETTER, I PROMISE.