It is my personal opinion that we should discourage the phrase “If only he had talked to someone” (in context of Robin Williams but also in general). If only he had talked to someone, if only he had asked for help, if he had only reached out to someone….

Friendly reminder that suicide is NEVER a selfish option. A person with depression does not choose to live with their disease. Depression brings you down to your lowest points, takes away your friends, family, loved ones and isolates you so you believe that this way is the only way to relieve the feeling. Be careful when accusing someone of being selfish for taking their own life when you have never been in that position, and do not realize the stigma surrounding mental illness and how hard and courageous it is to admit you need help.

Dear future child
If it’s 3am and you find yourself in a world of complete despair
Please do not turn to strangers on the internet for solace as I did
Please climb onto my bed
And I will hold you until the demons sleep
If it is Thursday morning and you are too sad to move
I won’t force you
I will buy ice cream and we will watch your favourite tv show and I will remind you of your importance
If you feel as if you have no purpose
I will remind you that you were created entirely with love and every pain you feel, I feel too
When you’re sure you can’t go on anymore
I will tell you that when I was 21 I searched for peace at the bottom of a vodka bottle chased by a bottle of pain killers
But that five years later
When you were placed in my arms in the delivery room
I realised that you were why I had been holding on
Without realising it, you saved me, do you know how amazing that is?
So if you ever feel like grabbing that vodka bottle, put it down, we will get in the car and I will drive until the sky turns magenta
I will show you how the sun rises every morning to encourage you to rise too
Sweetheart I refuse to be unaware of your sufferings
Your mental health is my priority. (via hefuckin)