It was so sad to hear of the death of Robin Williams yesterday. I think it was a shock to find out that he had been suffering from Depression as well. He hid it well from the public and a lot of his movie star friends. He wore a mask to hide it in public well. It was also sad to read this morning that he attempted to take his own life but failed before managing to do it. The same morning he tried to cut his wrists but failed before taking a belt and hanging himself, which shows how ill he was. Having this extremely sad story as headline news brings to the public how well depression can be hidden from from friends and family and someone can struggle with it behind closed doors. But if they share it with a doctor or even someone you trust you can battle through this and come out the other side. Which sadly was to late for the late great Robin Williams. This shows anyone can suffer from Depression not just Joe Blogs in the street but movie stars, mega rich and Royals!!
Karl wrote: All my school mates died from muscular dystrophy so I think its selfish when people commit suicide.
I see your point Karl, I don't think I would have the courage to take my own life, but Scott says it's the cowards way out, he says everything can be sorted
out, nothing is bad enough to take your own life, life is precious live every
As someone who has dealt with major depression for most of her life, I just don't get it when people say that suicide is "selfish" or whatever. It really pisses me off. My experience is that things just get so dark you just want the pain inside to go away.It's not something that is really easy to describe, yet you know the feeling when you are there. Robin Williams was a successful man by anyone's standards, but he was also constantly battling 2 issues, addiction and depression. Anyone with a dual diagnosis, say, chronic pain and major depression are many times more likely to take their own lives. It's not because the pain is too much or because you are so sad but because the battle itself has become too difficult. You just want it all to stop.
It has also come to light that he was in the early stages of Parkinsons disease,which must have been hard for him on top of all the other demons he was dealing with. The only person who knows what was going on in his head was Robin himself and now all we can do is try to forget all this bitterness and celebrate all the laughter he brought to so many of us. I know he would of wanted that and that's all his family want. He was an amazing actor and comedian.
My humble opinion. Truth as I see it. Suicide is not courageous. Suicide is not cowardly. Suicide is the result of a chemical hormonal imbalance in the brain related to depression. Depression is not a choice. Depression is not a moral weakness. Depression is caused by a chemical hormonal imbalance in the brain. Depression is not voluntary. Suicide is not voluntary. Suicide is not giving up or quitting. Suicide is caused by a hormonal imbalance in the brain. And is connected to being socially isolated it is not caused by being socially isolated. It is caused by a chemical imbalance hormonal imbalance in the brain.
How to help get a doctor to get you RX. But also get him to assign you to a talking counselor . Both work as a team only one or the other is not enough. Also if socially isolated Well that's a personal way to figure out. I joined a church. It helped.
Sorry to sound preachy and it's because I reall really care thanks for reading my letter, saunter
Funny story I took my daughter to see mrs doubt fire movie in a theatre not at home..she was young. And really into the movie. When mrs doubt fire was on fire daughter stood up on her seat and hollered really loudly. Stop drop and roll mrs doubt fire stop drop and roll. She was waving her arms above her head. Luckily the theatre was full of kids and parents since it was an afternoon matinee showing. So no problem, people chuckled in a pleasant way.
I heard a parent behind me say yes that right stop drop and roll. The school had done a teaching session about what to do if you are on fire.