The Reality Of Suicide: We Must All Take Responsibility for Change

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The difference between cancer and depression is that cancer attacks the physical self, whereas depression decimates the mind and soul. Sadly, the way society supports people with the ‘invisible illness’ is the opposite to those with the visibly-apparent diagnosis, and is why the suicide rate is expanding at such an alarming rate.

Sex, Shame and Suicide

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At one point in his life, Bob Schwenkler was almost a dead man. Shame had locked him down and imprisoned him. But he did manage to get free.

50 Sufferers Describe Depression for People Who’ve Never Been Depressed

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It’s hard to understand if you’ve never been there.

Airing My Dirty Laundry – On The Discussion of Mental Health

Talking about mental illness makes people uncomfortable. But Anne Theriault is going to do it anyway.

No One Ever Says ‘If He Loved His Wife, He’d Have Put That Cancer Behind Him’

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“What everyone, including sometimes the sufferer, fails to see is that recovery from mental illness, like cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or any other illness, is not an issue of willpower.”

No one is Censoring the Media About Suicide, We’re Just Asking for Sensitivity

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Why media coverage of Robin Williams’s death was not only insensitive, but dangerous.

Why You Might Want to Embrace Your Depression

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There’s been a lot of talk this week about getting help and support. Please do that but maybe also take a moment and consider how this depression may have something unexpected to offer.

Are Comedians Sad? A Stand-Up Comic’s Response

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As the world struggled to make sense of Robin Williams suicide, a friend asked stand-up comedian Kermet Apio if it’s true that comedians are sad people. This was his answer.

I Called the Suicide Prevention Hotline, and You Can Too. Please Stay With Us.

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The recent death of celebrity Robin Williams, and a dear friend, reminded Shannon Fisher of the importance of giving others hope.

How a Smiley Face Chart Showed Me I Was Happy

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Rob Azevedo started charting happiness level every day for a month. The results surprised him.

Inside My Depression

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Norbert Brown opens a window into his own chronic depression in hopes that it sheds some light for someone who needs it.

Hiding Hinders Healing: What Helped Lift My Depression

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Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that depression sucks and he shares what helped him through it. —- I was sitting down to write a paper for grad school about How We Determine Our Worth and I saw the news about Robin Williams. He allegedly committed suicide after years of battling depression. I’ve long considered writing about my […]

It’s Time to Share My Dirty Little Secret

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Tammy Palazzo opens the door on her depression to help others find their way out of darkness.

Robin Williams Didn’t Manage to Recover From Depression—But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t

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One person’s plight with depression – even if that person is a celebrity that we all know and love – has no relevance to your own plight with depression.

O Captain, My Captain: Robin Williams and Addiction

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Timothy Mousseau is touched by Williams due to the battle he endured and the struggle he fought. He knows it all too well.

Depression Is a Murderer. RIP Robin Williams

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Eric Shapiro is heartbroken to learn that the lovable genius lost the fight.