50 Famous people with depression
If there’s anything good at all that comes from the horrible news today about Robin Williams, it’s that people are talking openly about how serious and real chronic depression really is. People seem to finally be treating it with the respect that it deserves more than ever now.
I’ve battled this crap long-term off and on for my entire life since I was about 14-15 years old. I don’t mean feeling a little down, that happens to everybody. I mean the real deal. I mean truly crippling, brutal stuff.
This has always been kind of a dark secret of mine, although less and less over the years. I’ve always considered it as sort of a skeleton in my closet, but I’m going to go ahead and let that go now.
I actually remember my mom telling me as a kid that Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters had the same problem, and I’ve always had this strange personal connection to him/them ever since. Knowing that always quietly gave me hope and helped me a little somehow. It was like I knew him a little bit.
Maybe this list might help someone out there as well.
Keep talking about it.
RIP Robin Williams. (Photo by Jeff Bridges)