I was shocked by the death of Robin Williams, both as a pop culture buff and a man who has battled depression to the point where I even tried tightening a belt around my neck once. I hope that Williams has found the peace that so often eluded him in life.
Pardon me for mentioning this, but I actually wrote a tribute to Robin Williams for Pop Geeks today. I sometimes find that writing articles is the best way to get out my feelings about people whose work I admire and who are no longer with us: http://popgeeks.net/...robin-williams/
Last night, I listened to his 1986 album "Live At The Met", and it was fun to listen to, but also a little sad, especially the final 3 tracks, "Childbirth", "Childhood" and "And The Future". My good thoughts are with his family as well...No one should have to suffer the loss of a parent.
I know someone might bring up the horrible thing I said about Kurt Cobain on here in 2001, but I was in a bad place emotionally at the time, neglecting my medicine and basically being out of my mind with depression and anger over my life at the time. Talk to somebody...Anybody if you're in a bad place. There is help out there, and people who love you. Never ignore a cry for help, and never be afraid to ask for help.