Depression is hard and it breaks my heart that people suffer in silence

The two reasons I am upset today is:

A talented man, who devoted his life to bringing people joy, took his own life because of depression or whatever reason and no one saw this coming…

Almost everyone whose tweets and posts I read or even spoke to in person today did not know the man. That doesn’t take away how they felt or how he touched or inspired their lives.  The shock is what scares and breaks my heart the most because it really made me see how so many people suffer in silence.

As a comic myself, who suffers from bouts of depression and one who knows many comedians who do as well, it’s always a shock to me that people who bring so much joy to the world, especially on such a enormous level as Robin Williams could be hurting so secretly.

Please don’t suffer in silence.  There is so much strength in reaching out and asking for help.

The greatest thing I will take away from Robin Williams is that we need to be there for one another. We need to nicer to everyone, even when we’re having a bad day ourselves because we have no idea what’s going on inside anyone else. Robin showed us that compassion through his comedy and did it in the most beautiful way.

He will be missed

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams ]


One of the first comedy albums I was ever given was “Reality… What A Concept.” I loved it. I loved “Mork & Mindy.” I even loved Robert Altman’s “Popeye.” Robin Williams meant a lot to me when I was a kid. I knew nothing of drug use or depression. It never occurred to me that comedians, these…


Helder Brum and myself are present Fireside Tales, the newest monthly storytelling show that will take place at THE DUFFERIN GROVE FIREPIT! 

Come and join us by the fire for a night of stories, and enjoy some free hot chocolate!

Tuesday, June 15th, 8pm 
Dufferin Grove Firepit
FREE SHOW (PWYC hat will be passed around, all money goes to the performers)

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