Robin Williams’ daughter shares powerful message about depression: "I live my sadness every day, but I don't resent it anymore"

Zelda Williams wrote a moving post on Instagram over a year after her dad's suicide

Published September 8, 2015 2:24PM (EDT)

Robin Williams              (AP/Dan Steinberg)
Robin Williams (AP/Dan Steinberg)

This weekend, Zelda Williams took to Instagram to share a moving post about depression, just over a year after her father Robin Williams took his own life.

"I came to a realization this year that I feel compelled to share here, for whomsoever may need it,” Williams writes. "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."

“For those suffering from depression, I know how dark and endless that tunnel can feel,” she continues. "but if happiness seems impossible to find, please hold on to the possibility of hope, faint though it may be.

Read the full post over on Williams’ instagram:

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