Courtesy of IMDB
Robin Williams Jumanji co-star Bradley Pierce has decided to speak about his own battle with depression
in the wake of Williams’ death.
Pierce remembers Williams with a certain fondness, and admits that William’s death helped him go public with his own struggle.
"He was an absolute inspiration to me, just like he was to everyone that knew him and even so many people that didn't. He was an amazing guy and he'll definitely be missed,” Pierce commented, further explaining the beginnings of his depression. “I was diagnosed with depression when I was 16, a few years after I filmed Jumanji
, and I've been secretly fighting it for a long time. I have a few close friends who know about it, my wife knows about it, but I really played it close to the vest until Robin died actually and then I decided, 'You know what, I'm going to go ahead and try to use his death and the tragedy that it was to open up to people and put it out there,' and so I did."
Williams' death served as a reminder to everyone that depression is indeed a real struggle and it should be taken seriously.
If you are an individual suffering with depression, speak to someone, and if you know someone who is suffering, then please listen and be there for them. You can never truly know what someone may be going through, so do what you can to ease their worries and always be there for them just as you wish they would be there for you.
Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!