Friday, June 08, 2018
How in the world can this be overlooked?
Two people, tops in their individual fields of artistry and by all indications had more than the usual reasons to live, decided that their lives were too painful to move on. How is it that those around them keep on saying that they saw no warning signs at all?
Despite a note to her daughter, Kate Spade's offspring will probably always have this little nagging feeling in the back of her head that maybe she should've known something. Her husband, other business partner and all others in her daily motions all thinking now about every single look, glance and phrase that was said.
Anthony Bourdain, another person with a young daughter and a new love will also be thinking about their recent conversations and why they didn't notice he was in a seriously dangerous state of mind.
Life has become so fast, so anxiety ridden and so hard that even those with more than enough ways and means still seem to fall through the cracks. Robin Williams, it appears, wasn't the only one with issues that only too few people knew about or tried to reach out to for help.
It's also alarming that these folks really did have so much going FOR them and could afford to get the help they so desperately needed and yet somehow didn't. We need to remind ourselves that depression isn't a state of mind, it's a chemical imbalance that NEEDS to be treated.
Disaster results happen when it is NOT. It makes me sad, angry and wondering.
Let me finish this week with posting a very important number, that of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.