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Thank you Michelle for your recent SHARE!

The passing of Robin Williams was so tragic and it too made me very sad! I grew up watching Robin Williams and his talent and humor entertained me throughout my lifetime! 

I also agree with your opinion regarding mental health and the stigma that is associated with depression. Many people who battle this illness, suffer alone, often reluctant to tell anyone, even their loved ones. Those who are able to get help often face struggles as well. Managing medication, going to therapy and staying healthy is not always as easy as many non suffers perceive. 

This year alone we have experienced heartbreak in Hollywood as two very talented, brilliant actors, Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman died far too young; both reportedly battled with addiction. It goes to show that addiction and or mental illness can devastate any family and that it is truly a life threatening disease. 

As upsetting as it is to say farewell to Robin Williams, it allows the opportunity to put a spotlight on depression and give it the attention that it needs. It is my hope that those suffering from depression, can now find the courage to turn for help.  

Michelle, I agree with you that it is important to get rid of the stigma associated with mental health! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!



August 12, 2014 - 4:49pm


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