“If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.”
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
but you will never be
– "this started as something completely different, but everything comes back to you, doesn’t it?" - tyler ford (via tylerthelatteboy)
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