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John Who

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It’s a sad loss. Sometimes it’s the people you don’t suspect, that are suffering. Robin Williams was another tragic suicide that you wouldn’t suspect. It’s hard to know why they do it, because on the outside they appear to be bright, bubbly and full of light. It’s also the questions that they leave behind which is what makes it so difficult to comprehend. If they shared more of what they were feeling with family and loved ones would they still be alive?

Sadness is understandable in these situations, as is confusion, as to why they were so desperate to escape from their lives.
Regarding Robin Williams, I think I’ve watched a documentary somewhere saying that he was suffering from a neurodegenerative condition, meaning his brain was degenerating at a faster than typical age-related rate. I don’t claim to understand suicide, but hopefully that gives some insight to why Williams had done so.

Regarding depression or anxiety in general, the worst part of it is that it’s often an internal illness where people from the outside looking in, will have no clue in how bad the condition is. The only way is for communication about the symptoms, and ideally communication with trained mental health professionals.
 

Nugett

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Regarding Robin Williams, I think I’ve watched a documentary somewhere saying that he was suffering from a neurodegenerative condition, meaning his brain was degenerating at a faster than typical age-related rate. I don’t claim to understand suicide, but hopefully that gives some insight to why Williams had done so.

Regarding depression or anxiety in general, the worst part of it is that it’s often an internal illness where people from the outside looking in, will have no clue in how bad the condition is. The only way is for communication about the symptoms, and ideally communication with trained mental health professionals.
Communication is very important, even more so now with social media taking over our lives.
 
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