WELLNESS
08/12/2014 05:54 pm ET

When The Illness You Live With Becomes Breaking News

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I struggle with depression, and I am very sad about Robin Williams. Not because of that scene from Good Will Hunting, but because he was yet another person who couldn’t live anymore with this disease I am living with.

There were a lot of comments on Twitter about how much Robin Williams was loved and what a shame that he didn’t know it. I didn’t know Robin Williams, but I bet he did know that he was loved. I know that I am loved. Maybe not on a Robin Williams scale, but I have friends and family who would do anything for me, and I absolutely know this. But there comes a point where love does not matter.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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