Zelda Williams, the daughter of Robin Williams is speaking out about depression and offering hope for those suffering from the mental illness. Her powerful quote from her Instagram site is affirmation of her grief but also of her desire to encourage others.
I have been diagnosed with Severe Depression, so this issue is very personal. I am living proof that one can overcome their illness and continue to live purposefully–in spite of the challenges that come with depression.
I believe awareness and openness are the mothers of recovery. That's why we are so committed to our Tell Your Story video campaign and why we regularly post insightful quotes from our mentalhealthjustice.net members.
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To do our part for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2015, we are asking all our members to join in our virtual candlelight vigil. Simply take a picture of yourself with a burning candle. Then:
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Thank you Zelda, you are very brave. Yes, there are enough yellow moons for all of us to share.
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