I’m one of the lucky ones. For me, every day isn’t a struggle. I don’t think I’m worthless. I don’t lose interest in carry out everyday activities. I’m not often angry or irritable. I don’t hate myself. I have the energy and motivation to carry on.
But for many other people these things are a daily occurrence. A daily fight. And sometimes people lose that fight.
If you’re a lucky one like me, then you can do something. Speak to your friends and family, especially if you think they’re depressed. Offer to help, or refer them to someone who can. Because someone can, even if they won’t believe you.
Like many of you I was shocked and saddened to hear of Robin Williams’ passing this morning. There will be few people who have not seen at least one of his many films over the years, and it’s a real shame that he won’t be in any more in future. I just wished that someone had been there for him in his time of need.