Robin Williams has been the topic of discussion the past few days. With his unexpected suicide, it seems as if Williams has the world talking more now that he is gone than when he was alive. The 63-year-old Chicago native was an acclaimed actor on the big screen and on Broadway. The Academy Award winner is known for his work in Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, and and extensive list of other film, television and Broadway credits.
While his death may come as a shock to the world, the depression and addiction Williams struggled with was a part of an ongoing battle. His death teaches us that life is short and the demons of mental illness, depression and addiction are painstakingly real. His life teaches us to seize the day, to laugh, to smile, to find joy, even in the midst of debilitating pain. Be encourage today to keep living, If you are struggling with depression or mental illness, do not be afraid to ask for help. There is always hope, hope in the simple fact that you are not alone.
Twenty Something Advice from the words of Robin Williams: