Robin Williams' Daughter Pens Letter About Coping With Grief

Zelda Williams talks about dealing with grief and depression, 'I live my sadness every day, but I don't resent it anymore.'

AceShowbiz - %cRobin Williams%' daughter %cZelda Williams% shares an inspiring message on Instagram. In a lengthy post attached to a picture of "moonrise on a lake," she talks about dealing with grief and depression a little more than a year after her father's tragic death.

"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," Zelda says in her note.

"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. 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."

"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. 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," she concludes.

Robin Williams, 63, committed suicide in August last year after years of depression and battle with Parkinson's disease. Zelda has since spoken out to raise awareness of mental health and remember her father's legacy in multiple occasions.

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