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Zelda Williams Says She 'Doesn't Resent Her Sadness Anymore' One Year After Dad Robin Williams' Death

This is an awesome message for those struggling with depression.

Bauer Griffin

Shortly after the one-year anniversary of Robin Williams' death, the comedian's daughter, Zelda, is providing solace to those who might also be struggling.

On August 11, 2014, Williams was discovered unresponsive. The actor had taken his own life, having battled not only a longstanding depression but Parkinson's disease.

At the time of his death, Zelda, 26, took a break from social media in order to regroup, learning how to cope without the often negative influence that society could be. Now, she's back stronger than ever, and making a difference.

...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.

–Zelda Williams

In an Instagram post, Zelda acknowledged her own sadness, and said that she was learning to cope, no longer resenting that pain but embracing the good times.

The text reads, in full,

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

Increasingly opening herself up to the public, this isn't the first message of hope the actress has shared. Often playful, always positive, we're thankful that Zelda has been able to pull herself out of such an immense tragedy with such a vengeance.

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