***Trigger Warning ⚠️, mention of suicidal ideations and suicide***
Today is another tragic reminder that battling a mental illness like depression is not by choice and that it does NOT discriminate either.
We will all remember Stephen “Twitch” Boss as Ellen’s fun loving sidekick on the Ellen Degeneres Show for 8 years; dancing, full of energy, laughing and thriving in a career he loved.
To the outside world “Twitch” had it all including being adored by millions of fans, great success, a loving wife and 3 beautiful children.
Depression doesn’t give two shits about any of it.
I’ve been experiencing many intrusive thoughts myself over the past several days and fixated on my own mortality of late; and now hearing the news of Twitch’s death by suicide today has left a sinking feeling of helplessness and overwhelm in the pit of my stomach. I know what a scary and lonely place it can be.
Today is a reminder to everyone that there is no shame in having a mental illness and that it’s okay to ask for help.
You will be missed by so many.
If you or someone you love is in crisis please call 1.833.456.4566 (Canada) or 988 (U.S)
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