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This post was inspired by a post I read by a blogger I’m just starting to follow as well as a bunch of conversations, observations, etc.
The blog I started following is Big Red Carpet Nursing
The post is Robin Williams and Me: The Killer Among Us
I’ve been paying some attention to the conversations going on around me about Robin Williams’ death. As I read some blog posts, like the one above, and listened to friends talk about the death, I got the feeling that Robin Williams’ death was at least in part being perceived as an attack on the hope of recovery. If someone as visible, supported, and talented as Robin can’t win against the disease, who can? It also seemed to be used as a wake-up call that the struggle with depression can strike any one of us, and that healing is needed everywhere.
I started thinking about the death as being an attack on hope. I’ve watched and listened to others dealing with depression and other chronic illnesses express hopelessness around them, and experienced this myself. (more…)