As you might have heard, Robin Williams died yesterday, August 11, 2014, after apparent suicide. This breaks my heart in so many ways.
I grew up watching movies like “Hook” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Jumanji” and many many more. He was a comedic genius. He had everyone laughing. And now that laughter is gone.
He had depressed lately his wife said and the coroner says death by asphyxiation, possibly a hanging. If it were a heart attack or something of that nature, it might be easier to take, but to realize that he didn’t get the help he needed for his depression is sad. And, I know, as a counselor that sometimes people don’t ask for help, and I know that sometimes people help and it isn’t enough. But my heart goes out to his family.
At least, the memory of his good days will live on screen forever. Now I think, how will I watch his movies and not feel that twinge of sadness, knowing he’s gone and in this way? I not sure the answer but I think I will start now by sharing my favorite scene from Mrs. Doubtfire…