So the last day and a half has been full of talk about mental illness and suicide in the wake of the death of Robin Williams. Like everyone, I know him, I have laughed and cried during his movies. And I have seen some of what he has gone through off screen. There are several things that have been on my heart about this.
First, people with mental illness live with it everyday. It isn’t just tragic and hard when someone can’t take the pain anymore and takes their life. The pain is there on a daily basis for many people. It’s constant to be wondering if what you are thinking is true or if it is part of the illness.
Second, people want to talk about mental illness only when something tragic happens, a musician or movie stars suicide, or someone shoots up a school or movie theatre. Maybe…
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