This headline will probably get me in trouble. But let me explain…
It was announced today that Robin Williams committed suicide, leaving the entire world sad and confused. How could a man who looked so happy choose to end his own life?
Life is full of sadness. For many, sadness seems to occur more than happiness. They become consumed by it, and it eats at them for a long time. Sometimes, the ones that bring us the most joy and the most laughs are the ones with the darkest demons. They suffer from a darkness that most can never know and understand.
I see a lot of people call depression and suicide “weak.” I often find these people have never suffered from depression or thoughts of suicide.
Depression is a mental illness. A SERIOUS mental illness. Depression doesn’t know race/gender/income.
Blah blah blah “if you have depression reach out” blah blah blah “if you’re having suicidal thoughts, call someone.”
Sometimes, it’s not that easy. Explaining the complexities of your troubles to someone else is INCREDIBLY difficult, and sometimes impossible. It’s also insane to think that the person will fully understand your thinking.
LET ME BE CLEAR: I encourage EVERY SINGLE PERSON to reach out, call a helpline, talk to a friend, talk to your parents, etc. That being said, I also recognize that this sometimes isn’t enough.
Suicide Is An Option…
However, I don’t believe it is an option you should take. Yes, you CAN die today. You can take your life right now. But think about everything you’ll miss out on!
Tomorrow, you might kiss someone. You might land a new job. You might receive an A in a class, you might meet your favorite celebrity, you might enjoy a sunset, you might receive a compliment, HELL… you might just feel good! Your future is not set in stone! The fact is, you DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW!!! You can take a great deal of control and make choices to change the condition you’re currently in. Whether that’s changing jobs, moving homes, changing friend groups, or seeing a psychiatrist, YOU HAVE CONTROL! And even if you believe that everything is out of your control, things are bound to change! Regardless of your age, you have time ahead of you. No condition is permanent.
I struggle with depression every day of my life. I imagine I will continue to struggle with it for awhile. But the idea of a better tomorrow, and experiencing all the good days drives me forward.
Call the suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255
It’s a good place to start at least. Keep your head up. Life can be beautiful. Experience it.
imagine someone robbing a fucking bank with this mask on
put the money in the bagzinga
Here’s a story about how I’m bad with women.
How I Fell In Love With My Cousin Derek
This is the road to ruin and we’re starting at the end