The death of famed Oscar-winning actor/comedian Robin Williams has catapulted the issue of depression into the spotlight once again. William’s death has been ruled suicide, due to depression, sending shock waves around the world. That same issue may be a little closer to home, living inside someone we love, but we just don’t know it. But what can we do to help?

YouTuber Sky Williams posted a thought provoking video with this message and more below:

“You could have everything you want in the world and still feel like you have nothing.”

Coping with depression is not always something simple to overcome. For some people, there is no explanation for why they feel depressed. From someone who feels he may have saved the life of a friend in high school, hearing them talk about committing suicide saddened me beyond measure…  I’m not sure if what I said got through to them, or if they were simply seeking attention, what I do know is that saying nothing was not an option. It’s possible that because of my actions my friend is still here today. Who’s to say? Though we don’t talk as much as we did years ago, due to life changes (marriage, kids, careers, etc. ). I thank God that I can still talk to them.

If you’re depressed, and we all have been, don’t be afraid to talk to someone. If your depression is so immeasurable that you don’t know what’s wrong, it’s still ok to seek help.  Talk to someone... Also, always pay close attention to those around you who show signs of depression, depending on how serious it is, you may help save their life. I stress this for men especially, lately I’ve talked with so many men who think that only women seek help for their depression. Gentlemen, we are not super heroes! Even in all of it’s patriarchy we as men go through things that we can’t handle on our own, and I am not afraid to admit it, and neither should you. #FoodForThought — Big Boy Chill

If you, or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, don’t hesitate to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255