Today is a very sad day for me, and many others, I'm sure. The news of Robin Williams suicide by hanging has hit me hard.
I have loved Robin Williams for many many years, and the stand-up shows he did with Billy Chrystal and Whoopi Goldberg were some of my first introductions to stand-up, which is still one of my favourite kinds of comedy and has shaped my own sense of humour.
He was the main reason Aladdin was my fave disney movie for years. What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, Jumangii, Mrs Doubfire... These are just the first few amazing movies he made that spring to mind. He was a brilliant man, and I will miss his talents greatly.
This is a somber reminder that mental health issues can strike anyone, at any time. I've been well for so long now that I sometimes forget this was me.
Remember that suicide is a very permanent solution to a temporary problem. I know that may sound trite, but I can tell you from experience that it is true. Reach out for help before it's too late, or reach out TO help if you feel like someone needs it.
You never know, you could end up saving a life, perhaps even your own.
My deepest sympathies to his wife, friends and family.
RIP Mr Williams, thanks for all the memories xxoo
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Click this link to visit my previous post on suicide, written on October 12, 2011. Three years have gone by, and I can barely remember the girl that wrote it. Check it out and find a list of 101 things to do instead of committing suicide.