Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Pens Powerful Message About Depression and Grief

"I live my sadness every day, but I don't resent it anymore."

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The world was rocked Aug. 11, 2014, when one of Hollywood's most beloved comedians was found dead of an apparent suicide. A year later, his daughter Zelda delivered a powerful message on coping with grief and surviving depression. 

Over the weekend, she posted a picture of a beautiful moon shimmering down on a lake, captioned, "Moonrise on the lake."

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"I spent this night shivering and laughing under a clear, cold sky full of stars with people I love just to witness something beautiful," she wrote. "We mooned the moon and laughed ourselves hoarse, and I'm so incredibly grateful for every silly second." 

She wrote, "I came to a realization this year that I feel compelled to share here, for whomsoever may need it: Avoiding fear, sadness or anger is not the same thing as being happy. I live my sadness every day, but I don't resent it anymore. Instead, I do it now so that the wonderful moments of joy I do find are not in order to forget, but to inhabit and enjoy for their own sake."

"It's not easy," Zelda wrote. "In fact, I'd say it takes much more effort to consciously do than it does to just stay sad, but with all my heart, I cannot tell you how worth it it is." 

In closing, she offered a message of hope for those who continue to struggle with depression and mental illness. 

"And for those suffering from depression, I know how dark and endless that tunnel can feel, but if happiness seems impossible to find, please hold on to the possibility of hope, faint though it may be," she said. "Because I promise you, there're enough nights under the same yellow moon for all of us to share, no matter how or when you find your way there."

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