RIP Robin Williams

Depression is a deadly disease, and too many people don’t understand it. It’s not something you can just snap out of; it’s not a question of cheering up.

IT IS A CHEMICAL IMBALANCE IN THE BRAIN.

It is not anyone’s fault. It’s an invisible illness that many people suffer from in silence, because they are ashamed or embarrassed to tell loved ones and seek help. It doesn’t matter that you “have it better” than other people. It’s hard to listen to outside encouragement when your brain is shouting at you. It just makes you feel even more alone and even more worthless.

I don’t want to feel this way, but I don’t know how to feel differently. This is all I know.

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