August 11, 2014 "Robin Williams Died of Apparent Suicide" - I read yesterday on my facebook news-feed wall in disbelief.
"What? Please tell me this is one of those sick jokes..." The angry thought popped into my mind. Sadly, it wasn't. More anger floated through my brain when I realized that indeed depression stole yet another wonderful Soul from us.
"When will this end? When will I live in a world where no one has the urge to leave this Planet?" I kept asking myself. Perhaps my hopes were that I'd get an answer from God.
Have I been doing enough to let the world know about my story of how I overcame depression and suicidal tendencies? Have I been promoting my website and my book aggressively enough?" Additional questions generated by my mind needed some clarifications from me.
A sense of guilt started to sneak its way into my rational part of brain, making me feel even less good. To fight my negative thoughts I forced myself to see something positive in this unnecessary tragedy.
"This is Robin's Williams ultimate gift to us all..." I felt warm love around my heart when these words crossed my mind.
This wonderful man did what he did to help us all with waking up. The world had to lose somebody so cherished, so admired and so appreciated by so many, in order to start talking about depression more openly.
People needed his ultimate sacrifice to realize that depression has been a silent killer for way too long... That the media needs to stop covering so much of those frivolous topics, and start talking about things that really matter, like saving lives.
That talking about depression and suicide has to stop being considered such a buzz-killer.
That there is more to depression than what we've been told. Even the funniest man in the world could not cure himself with positive attitude... That should tell us something.
Despite what modern medicine tells us, depression CAN be overcome. But it's a work from within, and it's something that mental health organizations are not as familiar with as they like us to believe.
So here, my dear readers, I'm asking you for assistance. Join me please in inspiring and saving precious lives!
A week ago I started a campaign on Kickstarter in an attempt to raise money, so I could promote my book and my website. I have two more weeks to raise the founds. For those who are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, the time for campaigning is limited, and the creator receives all donations only when the final goal is reached. Mine is $ 25, 000.
I'm kindly asking you all to pledge to my project whatever you can, and to spread the word by sharing this page with everyone. You never know, someone on your friend's list could be very grateful you did...
Here is the link to my Kickstarter page on which I offer different rewards for pledging:
And here is the video in which I explain my project:
Thank you guys!