In the wake of the untimely and tragic death of Robin Williams, the same questions continue to pop up on social media and in various conversations.
Why would someone so universally beloved take his own life? How could someone who seemed so happy, actually be depressed?
Statistically, it is likely that you, or someone you know, is affected by depression, or some other mental illness or mood disorder.
As society’s understanding of mental illness improves, the collective stigma surrounding it is likely to diminish.
To help in the process of bringing more light to this serious issue, my partner and I have been working on a documentary for the past six months that tells the tale of Chris Burns, a man with an incredible history. It’s called Out of the Blues. Burns has been living with depression for over a decade. In addition to that, he was drafted into the NHL, had his career cut short after being stabbed in a bar fight, became a professional wrestler, broke his neck in the ring, became addicted to OxyContin, went to rehab, and much more. All the while, raising two amazing sons and being a devoted husband.
Here is the documentary, that has just been released. Please share it with anyone you think could benefit from seeing it. Our entire purpose is to help anyone, who might be suffering in silence, to talk to someone. Anyone.