My first thought after hearing of the passing off an icon in my mind are below. Looking back now it was something that just came out of nowhere but from the very soul and heart of me. I believe we can help.
Sad news about an amazing icon. I heard just now and if the reports are true I'll say this. Depression is a cold son of a bitch that everyone deals with on some level and comes up on you out of nowhere. It's all around us and people get lost in it as we all pay more attention to the shit in this world that doesn't matter. Pay attention to those around to you, lend a hand or kind word to strangers, smile at someone because you never know it could save them. Help each other out and fight together. Here is one of the many amazing memories of Mr. Williams that I'll never forget. Thanks for the laughs. That is all. Be well friends.
How do you fight something that can't be seen? I mean people who are depressed or down sometimes don't know it until it too late. So how can we fight something so hidden? I don't know how to cure this issue but I know something that I've started to do that helps. It can be as simple as a smile or friendly hello. Just noticing someone who is struggling might be enough. Reach out to others no matter how uncomfortable it may be for you. Try to think about someone else once a day is what I do. If we put others needs first and pay it forward then I believe we are on the right track.
Seeing this depressing is rough to watch first hand. Working with troubled youth there is a lot of depression, self harm and suicide attempts. It's not easy trying to talk someone down from that but we as humans need to help our fellow brothers and sisters. It's a battle that can not be won alone or in one day. It's a struggle daily.
Judging these people that attempt or follow through with it isn't helping anything. Instead of saying evil things why not try and help those who are still here suffering. The more you judge them and post about it it's more likely that someone else out there will read that and think even less of themselves. Turn your negative comments into positive ones to help others.
Again I don't have the awnsers and I know that we can only do so much before the person struggling has to do some work but again sometimes they can't see how to do that just yet. That's where you come in with a friendly hello or a smile. For the few that read this I challenge you to look outside yourself and help someone daily. The more you give the more the universe will give back to you over time, the more someone will in return be there for you when you down, and then start the pay it forward cycle over again. For those who might read this and feel lost, stuck, or unable to open up to someone I am here. I am can't solve your issues but I can lend an ear. So hit me up anytime.
Be well friends