As someone who daily battles with DAILY with depression and has attempted suicide a couple of times, I can tell you that there is nothing "SELFISH" about the whole thing. I want to scream every time I see someone say that. We fight our demons daily and no amount of prayer is going to take it away because it is a medical condition. God created us with depression. I'm sorry Christian friends, but I've battled this my whole life and the only person to ever see it me was a medical doctor.
My psychiatrist of 17
years was a real God send. He always has me taper off the one
medication if I start to get too hyper. I have several support groups
on FaceBook but the real support is my wonderful husband and my incredible
dog! I also belong to a Christian group online and get a daily writings
from people like me (Chronic Illness, Invisible Illness) that are
grounded in the Word. I am amazed at how people in these groups and
the ones who write have way many more illnesses, diseases than myself
and who endlessly supply support to others.
Over the years here
on FaceBook, I have shared things not to get friends to feel sorry for me but
to ask for prayer and good thoughts and energies and any words of
support. Some have hurt when I hurt and are happy when I'm happy. One
of the worst things to say to a person, is "I'll pray for you." Another
time I will share again why that is.
We don't know what Robin Williams was struggling with at the time of his depression. His wife may not even know. Our issues are complicated and only a PROFESSIONAL DR. and PROFESSIONAL Support should attempt to diagnose or medicate we who have it. Sometimes going off meds. creates a horrible experience and that is when people make this permanent solution (not to a temporary problem..... sometimes a lifetime problem) and it's very hard to explain to anyone just exactly what sets us off into a major downward spiral or what it will be that stops that spiral and helps us move upward.
So please.... if you have never understood the disease, take today to search online about it. Ask your friend with depression any questions you may have.