Before I get into this I want to remind you all that I have a HUGE announcement this Saturday at 8pm right here on the blog.
Everyone has become familiar with my signature run dedications, where I dedicate a training run to a lost loved one (usually to suicide) as a way to honor the life they lived, and for us to continue the grieving process as we move toward closure. The good news is…you will see much more of that real soon. But, I have yet to fully share my complete personal story. Only a very few people really close to me know about my struggles, and why suicide prevention is so important to me.
The tragic death of beloved actor Robin Williams this past Monday to apparent suicide was a shock to me, and really bothered me for many obvious reasons. I can fondly remember laughing for hours at shows like Mork and Mindy, and movies like Mrs. Doubtfire. I was amazed at how seamlessly his comedic genus was. I pray for his family as they attempt to pick up the pieces and move forward after the loss. But, what really grasped me over his death was HOW he died. Learning of some of the details and realizing the pain, and agony that must have filled his last few days left me speechless and sleepless. My friends…the reason I have not been seen around much is because I have experienced another (my third) serious bout with depression over the past 4-6 months. Reading about Williams’ death reminded me of the pain I had just struggled through. This all has conjured up action on my part (that you will learn about Saturday).
Starting with my announcement post on Saturday I will begin sharing more of my entire story…to include more details about what has transpired the past few months (the scripture below is a hint). Another part of my mission is to tell MY story, and encourage others around me to LIVE! God bless my friends =)