Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hey Depression!! You sick bastard! Leave those kids alone...

 I can hardly believe a man that seemed like the happiest person on earth reached such a dark place that his only option was to take his own life. I have long said that the funniest people are the ones to watch for depression. They hide behind the laughter hoping no one will see the cracks in the facade. I say this because I might know a thing or two...about stuff. ;)

The feeling this has left me is indescribable. Like when you are around a "power couple". The ones that everyone says "Well if they can not make it, no one can" about. Meaning a lifetime of togetherness and love. So if the funniest man on earth who brought such joy to people felt it was time to check out....is there really any hope for those who suffer from depression? I hope so. I hope this brings more light to mental illness then the standard 15 minutes we tend to give such tragedies. 

 I was looking today at pictures of my dad...who was a very funny man (you know...when he wanted to be! lol) and I saw a picture of him dressed as an old woman for Halloween. I've seen this photo a hundred times but today my first thought was Mrs Doubtfire!! (the movie that made it okay for men to dress like matriarchs) This immediately made me both happy and sad at the same time. Two great men. Gone too soon. But damn they were fun....

#riprobin #ripdad #haveacrossdressinggoodtime

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
From the book: Prozac Nation


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