Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Depression - In memory of Robin Williams


Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are not signs of weakness.
They are signs of trying to remain strong for far too long.

Following the tragic death of Robin Williams, I ask you share this on your wall for just a day to raise awareness and help support those who have been through it, who are going through it and have even been through it themselves. Let's show those who suffer that they're not alone. 1 in 3 of us will suffer with this at some point in our lives and will need love and support.

A Tribute in memory of Robin Williams - 21 July 1951 - 11 August 2014

Tribute Written and Created by Dave Hedges

20 comments:

depressiona said...

All pain is not individual.A spiritual emergency can look like depression.It has huge numbers of the same inner sufferings,however the distinctions are exceptionally significant.Unfortunately we can't ask a suicide victim any of the vital questions that would help one perceive whether he is experiencing clinical depression or encountering a spiritual emergency.

Bonnie Jenkins.

Toni Evans said...

Robin Williams suffered from depression but he had extenuating circumstances that certainly contributed to his decision to end his life.
He had Lewy body Dementia, symptoms of this disease include paranoia,confusion,anxiety and hallucinations.
Having an undiagnosed medical condition like this one would lead to confusion,anxiety and more depression.
It is important to rule out physical disease before you let a psychiatrist decide for you, based on a series of basic questions, what is wrong.


Dianna Toups said...

You seem to have a deep understanding of depression and also things that affect the spirit. Beautiful insight. You are blessed

Dianna Toups said...

You seem to have a deep understanding of depression and also things that affect the spirit. Beautiful insight. You are blessed

Robin Manganaro said...

and help support those who have been through it, who are going through it and have even been through it themselves.
THIS PHRASE IS NOT GRAMMATICAL AND MAKES NO SENSE. SORRY.

Robin Manganaro said...

Kindly explain "a spiritual emergency". Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Whether it caused his death or not, depression certainly made things worse for him. Depression is a DAILY struggle and can hit anybody regardless of age, gender or social stature. It takes hard work to overcome it but natural methods are extremely effective. For anyone suffering from depression, I recommend the http://destroydepression.com/info.html system. Written by James Gordon, a former depression & PTSD sufferer, it teaches 7 natural steps which he used to cure his own depression and has helped thousands.

Armygirl997 said...

Well said. It wasn't depression that killed him! Granted, several people die every day from this disease but stop using Robin Williams as an example.

janet JORY said...

Depression is horrid I know as an old woman now ... I Had Terrible pre-menstral depression..as a young woman.. which was not really reconised then.

Maryann Allen said...

So blessed is our would and all of lives to watch his humor, wisdom, love and compassion to all he knew. I feel his emmense love in my own live and will hatch his wisdom and talent and pass it to my grand children for the rest of my lifetime. Thank you world,universe for the pleasure of this man's love and talent that he gave to the world. May he always be known and loved for his work, love and humor he allowed us to share.

michelle may said...

I am sadden by the loss of a great man ...who suffered with depression....who made the world laugh as he was slowly dying on the inside... please show support to those who have depression... that depression is not a joke ... it real... show them we care

Unknown said...

Please explain what a spiritual emergency is? Sounds like what this I am experiencing now.

Anonymous said...

I just read this and it took me aback a bit. I disagree that his depression didn't play a part of his untimely death. Its no laughing matter, nor is it something you can just brush aside as trivial. Depression is a misunderstood disease. Please do not dismiss the hold it has on a person. I should know I suffer from bipolar and depression. Constantly.

Anonymous said...

May I ask you a question .. whose Doctor I ask regarding depressions,is that a psychologist?

jenjenjasp said...

Army girl. It most certainly WAS the depression which killed him and led him to taking his own life. He struggled with it for decades.

The illness he developed escalated his derision leading him to ending his life. Do NOT trivialize mental illness because you don't understand it? Add a clinical psychologist, your reply saddens me that you have NO clue the power mental illness has in many lives.

People absolutely CAN use this incredible man and his life journey with clinical depression as an example. It can strike anyone. THAT is what needs to be understood.

jaytee said...

A couple of folks asked what "spiritual depression"
One expression by a well known man said "happy are those conscious of their spiritual need..." and went on to explain later by example and word that all of us need solid hope for something better, to be explained why there is suffering, disease and death. He called this teaching work he did, 'the good news of the kingdom', his government means by which all of these maladies will be reversed.
This Truth brings happiness and solace to millions the world over.

Of course, clinical depression recovery meanwhile, while aided by conventional medical techniques and medicine, can be enhanced by a better feeling of worth once recognizing lack of spiritual nourishment and rectifying it by gaining contibual understanding of deep things in life, giving a person hope and a reason to live.

Deb said...

I agree with jenjenjasp 100%. Armygirl has no idea what she's talking about. I have lived with clinical depression my entire life. Finally found the right medication that works. You can only manage it, not cure it. You are not in control of your thoughts and feelings, depression controls you.

So heartbreaking when Robin passed. I want to believe that he doesn't mind his image being associated with mental illness so long as it raises awareness and perhaps encourages one to get help for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Please would explain what a spiritual emergency is?

Anonymous said...

When I heard of his death from suicide, many people commented that he had so much why would be Do that? My comment was He is no longer in pain. .. the pain and anguish of depression and brain illness.

Tobeystrashortreasure said...

To the person who commented under the name unknown, if you are feeling depressed reach out and talk to someone. Talk to your family doctor or go to the emergency department if you are feeling suicidal, please reach out for help. Depression is not a sign of weakness, in most cases it is the result of people trying to be strong for too long. Remember you are not alone, there are people that care about you and many options available to you to help you through this.