Suicides go up when a famous person dies after losing their battle with mental illness. If you’re thinking of suicide, call 800-283-8255. (x)
I think the fact that nearly every single post on my dash is about Robin Williams is a testament to how great of an actor he was and shows just how many people he inspired/how many people loved him and his work.
i think these types of deaths affect us so much not only bc these people are famous but bc we view the things they struggle with in our own lives as very simple situations, you know, like, we view drug addicts as junkies, we view people with depression as just being sad all the time, when that’s not really the case, that’s not the whole story mental illness and addiction go much deeper than that, so when someone we grew up watching who represented the opposite of our preconceived notions about what mental illness really is, it makes us stop and say wait, maybe these situations aren’t as cut and dry as we make them out to be, maybe people in our own lives are really struggling while we remain blind to it bc they crack a few jokes here and there and it’s easier to not pay attention, it kind of gives us whiplash, when things like this happen it’s really grounding and thought provoking and above all else just really really sad
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63 [x] - Rest in Peace Robin WIlliams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
there is just so much suffering and sadness and horrible things in the world, so much useless and pointless suffering. please spend your time on this earth making people feel loved. please love one another. reach out to someone who is hurting. appreciate others, and love others. there’s too much useless sadness in this world.