Today many of us are waking to the sad news that Robin Williams has passed away in a suspected suicide. Like you, we are in a state of grieving and you can expect a number of articles that celebrate his life and his work. for now, I just want to take a moment to remember the man that was Robin Williams.
Also, his wife released the following statement;
This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief… As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.
It’s a stark reminder that depression is very real and can hit any of us. Don’t ever be ashamed if you even suspect you may be at risk. Seek help immediately, don’t ever ever face it alone. Because you are not.
Spare a thought for everyone affected by depression and the long battles people face. Robin Williams will always be remembered fondly and here at OneOfUs we’ll be celebrating him in the coming days.