In light of the comedic genius Robin Williams’ apparent suicide passing, it’s shined light on the idea that depression can affect anyone and doesn’t discriminate. depression is NOT a joke, it’s a mental illness that has affected millions of people. it’s a sickness that many pass off as not important, “not real”. Williams’ passing is a tragic loss to the film community and every one of us who has watched one of his films. it’s sad that we will no longer see his smiling face and hilarious jokes on our TV screens but the only positive thing that I believe can come from this is that it WILL raise awareness. maybe now people will start looking behind the mask some hide behind and actually see something wrong. that’s my hope.