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    Re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194:238]

    Great article by a comedian on comedians killing themselves.

    Robin Williams and Why Funny People Kill Themselves | Cracked.com

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    Re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194:238]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    As a rule, the person who is truly suicidal, is not in a rational state of mind.
    I used to get many 3am calls from my sister. (Severe Bipolar) She was tormented with suicidal thoughts and attempted among other things a butcher knife to the neck and tried to climb out of the car while we were going 65 on the freeway.

    You are right about irrational thinking. Those delusional thoughts are very real for someone that's afflicted. Managing her medication was a daily struggle. The side effects often cause the patient to stop taking them. Then all bets are off.
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    Re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194:238]

    Sheriff’s office: Robin Williams apparently hanged himself with a belt

    Sheriff’s office: Robin Williams apparently hanged himself with a belt | kdvr.com
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    Re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194:238]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Sheriff’s office: Robin Williams apparently hanged himself with a belt

    Sheriff’s office: Robin Williams apparently hanged himself with a belt | kdvr.com
    Dear God.

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    Re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194:238]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Dear God.
    Yeah. So sad.
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    Re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194:238]

    I just watched RV a week ago. So sad. Rest in peace, Robin. You will be missed.
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    Re: [RIP]Robin Williams Dead at 63 [W:194:238]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I used to get many 3am calls from my sister. (Severe Bipolar) She was tormented with suicidal thoughts and attempted among other things a butcher knife to the neck and tried to climb out of the car while we were going 65 on the freeway.

    You are right about irrational thinking. Those delusional thoughts are very real for someone that's afflicted. Managing her medication was a daily struggle. The side effects often cause the patient to stop taking them. Then all bets are off.
    Yes- one of our most basic of instincts is self-preservation. When that instinct isn't working well, it's pretty indicative that there's a serious emotional issue going on. For someone who has never been there, it is near-impossible to understand. One of the best examples of that was my husband. The years when I was having some serious emotional problems, he could never understand it, nor identify with it. He didn't take it seriously, or think it was "real". In the last year that he lived, and specifically in the last 6 months, he was having some issues with depression, and I could tell by some of the things he was saying and talking about. I don't think he ever fully understood what was happening, until then. It was then, that he realized how seriously messed up a person can be in their mind, and still function in the regular world, and I think he truly felt terrible that he had never really taken me seriously about it.
    It was honestly worse watching that happen to my husband, than it was living through it myself.
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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I must wonder if Robin would think it's too soon for a joke. I look forward to it, I think he'd want people to laugh.



    Perhaps he stopped taking his meds.
    Interesting you should say that. Jon Stewart talked about something to that effect when he made his first Daily Show appearance after 9/11, in which he was both crying and making jokes at the same time. He explained that as a comedian if too much time passed in which nobody was laughing he'd have to make a joke or he'd get deeply uncomfortable. So if you were to ask Robin if it was too soon to make a joke after another comedian's death, he'd probably respond by making a joke of his own.

    As for the meds, David Wong's explanation points to their depression not being strictly or exclusively caused by anything chemical.
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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    "Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle drugs." - Robin Williams

    Perhaps that joke was a warning.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    ...making a joke...
    Still waiting.

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