Robin Williams and My Stepmother Never Met...

August 12, 2014 9:04 PM

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Robin Williams and My Stepmother Never Met...

Robin Williams and my stepmother Karen never met, but they have one thing in common: They both were killed by depression. I say killed by depression and not "took their lives" because I truly believe that the depression is the root cause of their suicides. It's a story a family never looks for an opportunity to tell but one we should all tell more often. We can't afford for this disease to hide in the dark any longer...

When I received a call from my father on June 27, 2014 to tell me she had committed suicide I wasn't surprised with the "how" or even the "why," but I was surprised that she had finally succeeded. For the last 10 years, this was a constant battle with her and depression. She had tried it twice befor...

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