“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”
1. Good Morning Vietnam
If Robin Williams deserves to be lauded for his merits, why shouldn’t he be blamed for his faults?
When someone commits suicide, the person is deemed crazy and selfish. Yet there is often a lack of perspective on what could lead a person to feel so utterly hopeless and alone that they would take their own lives.
“We can do whatever you want. Just as long as you know that when we leave this room, and re-enter the world, we’re gonna do it together. And I’m not going anywhere.”
Beyond that, there is a call here to every single person out there and that is a call for more expansive love and compassion.
Like an addict, I suffer from an illness and consider myself always in recovery.
Here are three steps that I’ve taken over the years to manage recurring clinical depression.
If this deeply difficult and personal story can help just one person to read my story and think about me, then I believe I have succeeded.
We live in a world that places such a premium on the opposite of depression — on that ever-elusive dream of happy, whatever that is — that sometimes we forget that sometimes all we need is just to be okay. Knowing that someone is there. That they will listen. That they care.
People that have never known major depression will never know how difficult it is to escape.