If Robin Williams Was Your Dad: A True Story

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Amy Scher’s father chose to end his own life. She’s proud of him, and she never judged his decision.

6 Ways To Have A Better Conversation About Mental Illness

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How we can learn from Henry Rollins’ mistakes.

Henry Rollins Shows Us How to Apologize Like Men

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Henry Rollins said the wrong things about Robin Williams’ suicide. Then, he chose to make things right.

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.

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.

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.

Hiding Weakness Kills Men

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Most men think we have to bear our burdens alone. We don’t confess our worries, our sadnesses, our confusion, our despair. And that kills men.

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.

Thank You For All You’ve Given Us Robin Williams

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With the discussion of the recent passing of comedy great Robin Williams and what his death might mean, let us not forget what his life taught us.

Robin Williams Inspired Me To Teach

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On the death of a great artist.

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 […]

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.