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O Captain, My Captain.

You've no doubt heard the news already, Robin Williams died suddenly on Monday. It has been reported he took his own life. A statement from Williams publicist read:
"Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
I woke this morning and the first thing I read on Twitter was someone saying "If only he knew how many people loved him then maybe he wouldn't have done this". If only it worked that way.

Depression is a serious thing. It's not rational, or logical, and you can't just stop and 'get over it'. It can break the strongest of men, sap them of all strength and willpower, and turn them into bowls of quivering jelly, trapped in a desperate sadness that feels like it has no end.

Like the horrors of war, or the loss of a loved one, it's not something that you'll ever truly understand the soul destroying power of unless you have been cursed to go through it yourself. And even then it's often felt in very very different ways.

RIP Mr Williams. The tears of a clown are truly the saddest.

It feels only right to end this post with this. If you need help with depression then visit your GP, it's a great place to start. And remember there is always someone at The Samaritans 24 hours a day, you can talk to them on 08457-90-90-90.

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