Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.
Q:That's like you. Always confusing people.
I believe… that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stranger…
Q:What no ?
Yeah you know me, but do you know of me? Ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?
Q:What advice about muscle building would you give to an averaged sized woman who wants to become fit as a really toned fiddle?
Don’t be afraid to put on weight. Shore up you diet. Do high reps at the highest possible weight. Aim for 12-15 reps per set but also try to get your muscles to fail in that rep range. If you can still get rep 16 add more weight. Don’t be ashamed if by the end of your workout you’re curling five pound dumbbell a because you’re dead. Don’t listen to people who tell you that carb deficient diets work. If you do IIFYM as a diet plan, make sure you watch what you eat. Lots of women on IIFYM end up iron or calcium deficient because they eat shitty food that happens to fit their macros.
Q:I know you.
Am I going to die?
I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.
this why they killed him
JFK will forever be one of the best presidents this nation ever had.
Look at how old this broadcast looks.
Our technology has come so far and our social skills are still in the toilet.
This is why Skynet wins. This shit right here.
So sore. Shoulder boy tell’em day tomorrow. My favorite muscle.
"Bane overhead pressing batman" life goal.
So much more difficult to learn French by ear than German.