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Sep 18 '14

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.

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Sep 18 '14

sesemi7:

John Barrowman at FandomFest 2013 (x)

"Never apologize for being nerdy."

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Sep 18 '14
When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via africandogontheprairie)

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Sep 18 '14

adventuresofcesium:

remember when Andy scored among the highest ever on the aptitude test for becoming a police officer but then was denied because the interview showed that he was too kind and trusting and empathetic to be a cop

(Source: jesus-frankenstein)

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Sep 18 '14

sailorleo:

the best reveal in gravity falls is still “the guy built up as a zombie was actually a bunch of gnomes standing on top of each other under a hoodie” like i dont think anything so far has topped how funny that was

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Sep 18 '14
heysoo:

roselalalonde:


thenimbus:



R.I.P. Ato Essandoh



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https://twitter.com/AtoEssandoh


JESUS

CHRIST

THIS DUDE.

heysoo:

roselalalonde:

thenimbus:

R.I.P. Ato Essandoh

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https://twitter.com/AtoEssandoh

JESUS

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CHRIST

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THIS DUDE.

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Sep 18 '14

alizabug:

i have been thinking about the lost gravity falls labyrinth episode for like, years now

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Sep 17 '14

circuitbird:

footstepsinthefrost:

Why is the blame for romanticizing mental illness lodged at teenage girls documenting/trying to cope with their struggles with mental illness and not grown men who make movies about how medication is evil and schizophrenia is magic powers.

I’m just gonna reblog this every time I see it.

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Sep 17 '14

coelasquid:

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In the Game of Modcloth you win or you die

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Sep 17 '14

themysteryofgravityfalls:

Gravity Falls has some great posters shown throughout the series. We’ve been recreating several of them and you can buy them over at our Etsy store. We have also partnered with some artists to sell their work based on the show as well. Be sure to check them out!

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