“How could Robin Williams be depressed?” We wonder.
How could anyone with that much money, fame, and success become so despondent that they would fall into the despair of suicide?
The answer is simple. Regardless of wealth, status, or position, all people are susceptible to the discouragements of life. The causes of depression are not “a respecter of persons.” Continue reading
Mental health experts often refer to depression as “the common cold of the mind.”
At some point in life nearly everyone suffers some form of depression–ranging from just “feeling a little blue,” all the way to clinical depression resulting in psychological problems. Dr. Shelia Roberts, a practicing psychiatrist in Louisville, KY, told me that more than 75% of her patients are dealing with depression.
Since the tragic death of Robin Williams, there has been a greater national awareness and dialog regarding depression. So, yesterday we began a series on this vital topic. Continue reading
Shocked. Stunned. Saddened.
These emotions, among others, hit me when I first heard the news of Robin Williams’ death last week. At first, I thought it was an internet hoax. Quickly, it became apparent that it was not only true, but that he committed suicide.
Like so many others I have been entertained by the comedic genius of Robin Williams. While I chose to avoid some of his films because of the language or sexual content, my three favorite were: Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Patch Adams. Continue reading