A Serious Post (the passing of Mikey Welsh)
Mikey Welsh RIP
Today I was saddened to hear of the passing of a former member of one of my favorite bands of all time. Mikey Welsh, best known for his bass playing Weezer’s disgustingly underrated Green Album, left us far to soon today. Welsh, also an accomplished artist in the outsider art movement, had a history of mental disease and drug abuse. It was a nervous break down which lead him to eventually stop touring with Weezer and seek psychiatric treatment after a failed suicide attempt.
Being someone who knows people who have/and who do suffer from depression and drug abuse I feel it important to speak out that there are other ways out of depression than suicide and drug use. There are hotlines that are available 24/7 when things just get to be too much to handle. If you find yourself in a situation where things are unbearable I urge you to go to these websites or call the hotlines provided. Don’t be another statistic. You’re loved and have so much to live for.
Tags: alcohol abuse, depression, drug abuse, hotlines, mikey welsh, weezer