I know it's been over a year since I have posted. I got a job, then another. Its been a busy year. But something happened to my Crypt Family this week, that I needed to blog about.
This week I lost a dear friend to suicide and the world lost a beautiful soul. Sonny was an
amazing friend, a compassionate human being, devoted father and a loved member of the horror
He was a member of our believed Crypt Family, which, thanks to horror director/actor, Eli Roth,
brought horror actors, film makers and lovers of the genre together. Sonny loved all things horror and
loved being a part of our beloved family.
Sonny was always there with a helping hand, a compassion that no one can surpass, a kind
word, life and love advice or just to lend a listening ear. He knew everyones loves and dislikes. Most
importantly, he loved his baby girl. She was his world, his life and his heart. He would move heaven
and earth for her.
But Sonny was suffering from a great battle with depression. Depression doesn't discriminate.
It doesn't care if you are poor or rich, what color you are or what sexual orientation you are. Sadly, it
can consume you, take over your life and not let you think coherently. You can not just "get over it"
or "try to be positive" and hope it goes away. It is a chemical imbalance in the brain that can consume
every part of your life, no matter what or who you have in it.
Sonny knew he had so, so many friends and family that loved him. But sometimes, it can be
too much. Like Robin Williams, it doesn't matter how happy you may seem on the outside, on the
inside, you can be falling apart. It doesn't matter where you are in life, if you have everything or
nothing. Depression is deeper than most people can really understand.
Depression is not being sad once in a while. It is like trying to be happy, but your brain just
won't let you. It is crying over nothing and everything all at once. Feeling like you can't get out of bed
because you just don't want to face the world. A feeling of constant discord with everything.
If you know anyone that may suffer from depression or anxiety and they show signs of possibly
wanting to end their own life, please, guide them, encourage them to seek help. Never speak down to
them or tell them that they have to just do this or that to feel better. No amount of sunshine, yoga,
eating better, etc... will make depression go away. If you fear for their safety, there are many options
to get them help.
Please, if you know anyone that may need these services, call. Even if they may become upset
at you now, they will thank you later. I, personally, wish I had done more for Sonny. Talked with him
more, consoled him better and especially helped him more, when I saw that he was getting so down
that it was scaring me.
We love you, Sonny. You will always be in our hearts and you will always be part of our Crypt Family.
Published on March 19, 2018 19:22
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