August 12, 2014
You're only given one little spark of madness.
You mustn't lose it. ~Robin Williams
It's the spark of genius, of the imagination that ignites us to create, to achieve, and to express ourselves in a brilliant light that's uniquely our own.
But for some, that light doesn't just shine. It burns.
Mental illness is a silent affliction, and it's found across all walks of life. Some of the most
talented and successful people in the world live in a darkness beyond their control, and it's
difficult to understand.
It extinguishes far too many bright lights before their time, many right here in our own communities. There are resources available at the Canadian Mental Health Association,
where we can go in a crisis, or to find out how to help someone in one.
Even when it seems very dark, we're not alone. The stars are there above us all, and the sun
is shining on the other side.