Robin Williams' death has shocked and upset many people recently. And rightfully so. It's so sad to lose anybody - but especially sad when you discover somebody was amazingly distraught that they felt their only course of action was to end their own life.
This is not something I would typically post about on this blog. However, it is a topic that is near and dear to my heart; a topic I feel is brushed under the rug far too often.
I am amazed at the atrocious comments I have seen regarding suicide in the last two weeks. To say that somebody who commits suicide doesn’t “really love you as much as you thought they did”, or didn’t feel enough “love and/or joy” from others in their life, or didn’t have a grand enough spiritual strength within themselves is horrid. Not only is it disrespectful of a person whom is no longer living, it is also disrespectful to their families and loved ones.
If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or simply feel that you need somebody to talk to, PLEASE take a quick moment to call 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). There is always somebody to lend a listening ear and there is always another choice to make. You are not alone. Suicide is not the answer.