Upon hearing the unexpected and tragic news of Robin William’s death, comedian Sky Williams used his YouTube channel to reach out with a a heartfelt message that took note of the fact that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you have, depression can take all of it away.
Depression doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you have in your life, it can find you. Now supposedly we lost Robin Williams. I don’t know if it’s accurate that he took his own life or that the cause was depression. But if it was, this just proves that one of the funniest men the entire world could not defeat the monster that is depression.
Sky also recalled a time when he wasn’t there for a friend and what he would say now if he had to do it all over again.
The only reason I know is I’ve been there. I lost a best friend to it and back then I was ignorant to the feeling. I tried to ask him what he needed from me but he didn’t know. Yeah, I got frustrated because I couldn’t help the person that I cared about. And then when I figured it out it was too late. But if I could go back and have one more conversation with him before he did it, this is what I would say. ‘I’m not a miracle worker and I can’t promise you much. I can’t make the words go away, I can’t make you love yourself, I can’t give you an appetite mean I can’t just magically make you sleep.I can’t turn back time at explain what happened between now and then. I know there’s a lot of light outside and and I can’t dim the lights, but I got a room inside we can hide in…
A message to all those who may be depressed or who knows somebody who is depressed. Hope ya enjoy. RT if it helps ya
— Sky Williams (@GregSkyWilliams) August 12, 2014