Kirby Morrow’s Twitter page is still being used by his family, and they shared this news:
@Taylorpedia1 was a friend of Kirby’s and they had talked often about mental illness and it’s affects. She is using her amazing story to help others. . We will be talking about Kirby and mental illness. Please join us. #Mentalhealth #lego #anime #tmnt #StargateAtlantis https://t.co/1DSZ4n5AjP
— Kirby Morrow was here RIP (@Kirby_Morrow) January 7, 2021
Taylorpedia further explained:
“On January 18th at 8pm I will be talking with [Kirby’s brother] Casey Morrow. Blue Monday is classified as the most depressing day of the year. A lot of people struggle with depression, addictions and many mental health related illnesses. Kirby unfortunately passed away in 2020. As many people on my page know, he was my idol and friend. Kirby hid his depression and dark times well. Casey has set out to talk about mental health and to also keep Kirby[‘]s name and spirit going by creating a scholarship fund. I think we need to talk more about these issues in hopes for people to know they are not alone and that there are people out there to help.”
Otaku USA previously interviewed Casey Morrow about his brother and how people can help the scholarship he was founding in his brother’s name. In the interview he said, “I want people to remember the good side of Kirby, but I also want them to use his story to understand if you’re lonely, if you’re scared, if you’re sad, you’ve got to go talk to somebody. Everyone else understands. You’ve got to be an audience. Be someone’s audience today.”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.