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

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    I believe the most important thing the world can learn from this tragedy is that depression (whether part of bipolar disorder or not) is a medical problem. Those who commit suicide don't kill themselves: their medical condition kills them.

    Motivation to commit suicide doesn't come from sadness; it's a feeling of desperation. The physical and mental hell of depression makes people want to escape it by any means possible. As was mentioned earlier in this thread, it's a difficult thing for someone who hasn't been clinically depressed in the past to understand.
    You know what makes it even more atrocious to me that people are so cruel towards the suicidal?

    Sometimes it's exactly as you said. An unbearable pain of the mind -- we are less judgmental towards people who feel unbearable pain of the body and want to die.

    But sometimes, they do it because they believe the world is better off without them. They believe they are worthless, or even of negative value.

    And I would argue that, most of the time, it is not they who are negative, but the judgmental people who bully them even more for their struggles.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

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    I also understand that suicidal people are ill. I wasn't saying that suicide makes no sense to me. I was saying that I can't help but be somewhat judgmental about it because of my personal experience.
    My personal experience was that one of my best friends in high school, and my youngest son, committed suicide.
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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My personal experience was that one of my best friends in high school, and my youngest son, committed suicide.
    I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to upset you. We all have personal experiences that cause us to think as we do.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to upset you. We all have personal experiences that cause us to think as we do.
    It didn't upset me. I am perfectly capable and willing to face reality.
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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Mental illness has taken yet another great!

    May he rest in peace.

    May we someday find an answer for cancer of the mind.

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My personal experience was that one of my best friends in high school, and my youngest son, committed suicide.
    That has to be a real flaming slice of hell on earth. So sorry.
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    . Losing insurance does not mean losing healthcare. .

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    Re: Robin Williams committed suicude.

    Quote Originally Posted by ~SAL View Post
    Mental illness has taken yet another great!

    May he rest in peace.

    May we someday find an answer for cancer of the mind.
    Hear, hear!
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Or maybe "We now understand why women provoke men into hitting them".
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    . Losing insurance does not mean losing healthcare. .

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

    Some slightly lesser-known Robin Williams movies I enjoyed...


    The World According to Garp
    The Survivors (with Walter Matthau)
    Moscow on the Hudson
    the Birdcage (hilarious, with Gene Hackman and Nathan Lane)

    ... but my favorite Robin Wiliams role...



    Fiddling While Rome Burns
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    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Some slightly lesser-known Robin Williams movies I enjoyed...


    The World According to Garp
    The Survivors (with Walter Matthau)
    Moscow on the Hudson
    the Birdcage (hilarious, with Gene Hackman and Nathan Lane)

    ... but my favorite Robin Wiliams role...


    My favorite of his ever was "The Fisher King". He was such a diverse actor and character, that it's hard to settle on just one favorite, but his role in that movie was just so hilarious and so sad. It touched on all emotions.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

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