Robin Williams, 1951-2014
We try and keep things pretty light around these parts, and for good reason, we all love and are passionate about music, and we use this small corner of the internet to share that passion with the world. Sometimes though there are issues and events which transcend our little space, and need to be shared on a wider scale – hence the reason for this post.
The entire Emo At Heart family mourns the loss of Robin Williams, who reportedly took his own life this afternoon. Williams’ talent was an inspiration to countless fans of his work. His films and television shows will live on to provide the rest of us with a lifetime of entertainment.
As we much as love Williams, we cannot forget, or brush aside, the manner in which today’s events unfolded. One source reported that Williams, who had a history of substance abuse and depression, had been battling a particularly troubling bout with depression as of late.
If you’ll forgive us for getting on our soapbox – suicide should be 100% preventable. There are countless organizations that provide 24/7 support and resources for anyone suffering with depression or any issue leading someone down this treacherous road.
If you, or anyone you know needs help, please don’t wait. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800 273 8255) is just one such resource, and there are many others available around the clock.
Remember, you are not alone.