Captain my Captain
My head is spinning still over the news. When people die from cancer or another disease that attacks the body, people say, “they were so brave,” “they fought so hard, but the disease finally won.” Depression and Bipolar disorder are also life threatening diseases. But because of the stigma our society places on them, no one wants to talk about it. They are not signs of weakness and people who suffer from them and other brain disorders need to be allowed to talk about them without fear of ridicule. Robin Williams had a life-threatening disease that finally won.
Well fought, Robin Williams. Well fought. Rest now in the arms of angels.