Genie you’re free

Came across this while reading an article about the last days of Robin Williams life. Such a scary and sad reality, but it’s important for people to realize that depression really is a silent scourge and it’s hard for others to pick up on the signs. Still the world shines a little less bright with the passing of such a kind, generous, and talented man. I hope he found the peace he so desperately craved, even as the world mourns his passing his legacy will live on through the many characters he’s played on screen and all the lives he has…

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“Gradually and then Suddenly”

“Some catastrophic moments invite clarity, explode in split moments: You smash your hand through a windowpane and then there is blood and shattered glass stained with red all over the place; you fall out a window and break some bones and scrape some skin. Stitches and casts and bandages and antiseptic solve and salve the wounds. But depression is not a sudden disaster. It is more like a cancer: At first its tumorous mass is not even noticeable to the careful eye, and then one day — wham! — there is a huge, deadly seven-pound lump lodged in your brain…

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