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Thursday, August 14, 2014

light | little things Thursday

Darkness seeps in 
into every crack, every crevice,
Darkness is like water and air,
It's everywhere 

everywhere there is light,
there is also darkness. 


Robin William's suicide this week has left me heartbroken.
Sad that someone, anyone, ever gets to the point
where the only light they can find in their darkest moment is the exit sign.  

Even as a former mental health social worker, I am at a loss as to what else can be done to prevent suicide.  There are hotlines.  There are outpatient/inpatient treatment centers.
But the double edge sword of mental illness is that it is never just one ailment,
but rather a combination: 
substance abuse combined with manic combined with bi-polar ...
- making it damn near impossible to get in front of 
- especially as a bystander, a family member, or even counselor.
I guess until there is some revelation in science all we can offer is
and awareness.
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance.

linking up with:

 Little by Little


  1. Love the little lights filtering the darkness much like life ~ Hard to lose a person and Robin Williams was a great actor and his death was sad ~ Hope you are surrounded by loved ones ` xoxox

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  2. SO very sad. Depression is a scary illness. You can really never know the depths of it that people face or how to help in real ways. We try, of course, but it seems that many efforts fall short. I hope Robin's death will lead many to be more mindful and aware of those hurting around us.

  3. Is is just so sad. How brave he must have been all those years to be so funny for us whilst he was hurting so badly.

  4. Great post ....depression is a disease that needs attention.
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  5. it is extremely sad...I feel for anyone suffering from depression.

  6. Dean Nicki,
    I got goose pumps while reading your words ... feeling the same ... Such a vast emptiness and total loss of hope, one must feel when no other choice seem possible.