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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FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.

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THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ

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drowsydevastation:

when you know a word in english but not your native language

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when there’s no english equivalent to a word from your native language and vice versa

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accidentally switching between your native language and english in a sentence 

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hearing someone speak your native language when you’re on vacation on some weird ass country

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toomanyfandomssolittletime:

knightarcana:

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maahammy:

jadethemerman:

July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."

The amount of HATE I got from this was INSANE.

I got told by people to kill myself, to throw myself under a bridge, to quit education, to get raped and so on. And that isn’t even the worse of it. I got told by Indians I was the cancer of India, that I was the worst thing, that I was worse than Hitler, that I had no purpose or meaning in life. That I was shit. Useless shit. 

I did feel like dying. Because I thought I had done something very wrong, so I went to my Political Science teacher, Mrs. Alka, and told her my problem and she told me this-

"I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. We have so much from American culture. We have EVERYTHING from American culture. And now that people actually know Indian because they’re embracing our culture?

So we’re HYPOCRITES? WE TAKE AMERICAN’S CULTURE AND WE DON’T ALLOW THEM TO TAKE OURS?! SAREES LITERALLY HAVE NO MEANING. THEY’RE MADE OF CLOTH. CLOTH. You have done nothing wrong. Anyone who sends you hate, IS A NARROW MINDED ASSHOLE”

And I admit, that made me feel better. So if you send me hate for this, consider this: I have people that like me on this website, people that think I’m good. So, you WILL have to face their wrath. Also, I have an OPINION. DEAL WITH IT. So kindly, fuck off.

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trickpapi:

Here’s a list of some of the people working in the Ferguson Police Department with pictures along with their work numbers and emails which I’ll list below.

tjackson@fergusoncity.com
rhenke@fergusoncity.com
dmcbride@fergusoncity.com
ddecarli@fergusoncity.com
rnabzdyk@fergusoncity.com
tzoll@fergusoncity.com

PD email is police@fergusoncity.com

Please reblog.

The fact that not all of them have pictures is a give away for how messy this police department is.

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archetypalboner:

“Women are more likely to be attracted to personality and men are more likely to be attracted to physical appearance.”

Woah maybe that’s because we teach women to see men as people and we teach men to see women as objects.

Ding ding ding ding ding.

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skiens:

wtf you mean real women have curves? all women are real women

THIS IS IMPORTANT

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iamchantaya:

rhomeporium:

A mother’s worst nightmare.

She was preaching

this gave me chills

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the-dude-sisco:

If there is one picture i post on here that i really wish y’all would reblog the fuck out of, it’s this one.
PLEASE. It could save many people that are under the ridiculous police state going on right now in Ferguson Missouri. Those people need our help.

the-dude-sisco:

If there is one picture i post on here that i really wish y’all would reblog the fuck out of, it’s this one.

PLEASE. It could save many people that are under the ridiculous police state going on right now in Ferguson Missouri. Those people need our help.

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They just fired on the crowd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! peaceful protesters

fullten:

postracialcomments:

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930

watch this link please now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do not just like this, reblog it and watch it, they need witnesses, the police need to know they are being watched and that black lives fucking matter 

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