I would spend all day there watching this.
Which one of you does this belong to?
This is what the people of Ferguson are up against and if you still don’t think that this is a big deal then you need to wake the fuck up
This is terrible.
You guys, I fucking went to BED after I heard about this. I could not handle. I’m crying on and off today and am having a really hard time with this one. It feels so personal. He felt like a family member. His films and comedy brought so much joy to my life since I was a child, and to be reminded once again of the tragedy that depression is regardless of who you are or what you’ve achieved— it is crushing. Absolutely crushing. I hate to even think about what Robin must have been feeling to do what he did, especially since I love to remember him as embodying the complicated yet heartfelt and hopelessly hysterical and maniacal persona that was his celebrity. But depression and addiction are mental illnesses, not character flaws, just like celebrity is a facade for the real human being beneath it who is dealing with life- on an even grander scale- just like you and me.
I hope that Robin found the peace he so desperately wanted but could not find in his mortal life. I want to celebrate the endless joy and laughter and heart he brought to this entire world, but I also want to take time to open up the conversation about depression. I have suffered from it in the past and recently have felt it coming back which terrifies me, but is only terrifying if I hold it in, ignore it, or act like it is my fault. I refuse to wallow in it and let it become this thing that I turn into a character trait when it is simply a problem that I need to treat as such and work towards each day to improve and fix, which I know I can and I know you can too.
My friend has a wonderful post about depression that you should check out: http://phantomfuture.com/2014/04/22/brief-trite-poop-ramblings-on-depression/
And please, if you are feeling suicidal PLEASE remember that you are sick, which is fine because people get sick days all the time, and that your brain is just in need of some help and maybe some medicine, but mostly some time and some help. Please don’t act on it, don’t give up hope because it is out there and we want you to find it. You can message me ANY TIME too, anonymous or as yourself and we can speak privately, I will try my best to reply to you and with as much honesty, love and wisdom as possible. Life is hard for everyone, and with depression it seems like it takes a highlighter to all the hard bits of life and an eraser to the good bits and makes you read those pages over and over again while you’re trying to carry on with your day. It was like that for me, then for years I became happy again, and now I’m struggling a bit, but I know that I will be okay and get better than this. If I can you can.
"Life is hard for everyone, and with depression it seems like it takes a highlighter to all the hard bits of life and an eraser to the good bits and makes you read those pages over and over again while you’re trying to carry on with your day."
Beautiful and incredibly accurate.