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

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Unknown said...

Some things people are afraid to admit hope the world takes notice

Steven said...

Unless you have been to that point where you are ready to end your life you can have no earthly idea of what it takes to actually go through with it. I have (I took nearly 2,000 mg of morphine) and I am lucky to be here to say it was the absolute hardest thing I have ever done.

As you ready yourself you begin to think of all the things you will be giving up. Your family, children, friends, things yoh like to do, sunrises and sunsets, rain and thunderstorms, fall leaves changing colors, all the things you love to see, do, hear, taste. Then you think about the hurt you will cause. How those that love you will wonder if it was because of something they said or did; if they should have seen or noticed something about your behavior; then the pain of your absence.

Then you tell yourself it's for the best; you know the path you are on will only result in more pain, anger, destruction; so you know you have to do it.

You crush the pills (63 of them) into a powder so they will dissolve faster, but that makes them harder to swallow. You have done some research and found that drinking some Nyquil beforehand helps reduce the likelihood of vomiting the pills back up. You swallow them. Your body naturally tries to force them back out but by keeping a hand firmly over your mouth you keep them down. Now, it is done. Quickly, one last check to make sure you've taken care of everything. Letters to your kids. Instructions regarding your affairs. Life insurance policies (yes, it covers suicide), vehicle and bank papers, keys, wallet, important papers, etc all in a box on the kitchen counter.

Time to lay down and go to sleep.

13 hours later you feel like you are coming up from deep under water to a dim but brightening light. You are vaguely aware of voices and activity around you. The light goes out.

You awaken again. You veins feel as if they are filled with burning gasoline. You can trace exactly where each one is by the burning. Sleep.

Awake again. Veins still afire, not quite as bad. You hear doctors talking. You were blue and you're respirations were 3 per minute when they found you, you were also foaming at the mouth. They aren't sure you'll make it and if you do you will have brain damage due to lack of oxygen. Sleep.

Awake. Burning mostly gone. In restraints because you kept pulling IVs out while yelling let me die. (Doctors spoke to your mother and she told them that if he wants to go that badly, maybe we should let him. How that must have pained her.) In fact you broke out of one set of restraints and tore your rotator cuff while doing so.

After 3 days of nearly constant sleep you are alive, but very weak. Doctors are astounded that you have no brain damage. You have a new lease on life because there is no physical or medical reason that you should be alive. God still has plans/chores for you here on earth; one of those chores is to tell idiots like you, Anonymous, coward that won't even use your name; that taking ones own life is not THE EASY WAY OUT. Living is actually very easy except when things like clinical depression and other mental illnesses get in the way.

You would do well to keep your cowardly pie hole shut about suicide being easy "my friend", because when I hear someone utter those words...they do not leave my presence in a happy state of mind.

By the way, when you use 4 letter words in a public forum you demonstrate yourself as having the intelligence of the stuff that drops from the south end of a north bound donkey.

Baby said...

Praise God!! Depression is not of God, it comes from the enemy of our soul. It is a spirit. The only way to be free of it is surrendering yourself to God, and ask for healing. Pray without ceasing. Surround yourself around christia8and believers who can pray with you. Godly counsel is also better then seeing doc8who will just pump you up with medication doe depression that ha e many aide affects. I get depressed about my kids every so often, I just cry to God as well as listen to my gospel and Christian music. Being in God's presence helps me to not stay in that pit of depression. I pray for those who go through this will find the peace of God.❤��

Anonymous said...

I still don't truly understand it but I have been going through it for over 30yrs I am now 40 my most recent unsuccessful suicide was just 6)17/19 I am suffering from bipolar and anxiety and I am fighting hard to deal with it and stay stable for my children,every suicide attempt I don't even remember doing it and why would I because I want to live I have 6 children and 2 grandchildren been holding down the same job for over 14 yrs I just get overly whelmed and stressed I guess and just snap into another world and every time I was ressusatated and back to reality yes everyone was upset with me and bagged away from me (family) which I needed the most which kept me in a depressing state and I still am I'm not mad at them I be more madder at myself than they be I don't understand it or why I can't shake it or why do I even harm myself knowing I have alot to live for but anyway I'm just going to keep praying for me and everyone else who deals with mental issues

Denna said...

Depression was not why he took his own life. Do your research before posting.

Anonymous said...

IT WAS NOT DEPRESSION that led Robin Williams to Suicide. He has a Lewy Body Dementia (a MEDICAL debilitating BRAIN DISEASE). Anyone that circulates this type of Meme is doing a disservice for those that suffer from Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, which are curable psychological diseases that need professional help. There are many factors, including addiction and childhood trauma, which contribute these mental illnesses. In addition, there can be undiagnosed disorders in the brain (physical and psychological). You also can't assume you know someone's life and experiences because of the words they tell you, especially if depressed because their perceptions are skewed. When you start to play Doctor and Therapist, you do that person a disservice and are selfishly trying to fulfill some need of your own. Refer them to professionals.

Anonymous said...

Mark, where would you open this facility? I am a survivor of depression and anxiety. I no longer am bothered by either one. Through years of suffering I have learned many things about how to deal with mental illness. I feel I could be an asset to your Suicide Brigade. It sounds like a worth while cause. Not fond of the name Suicide Brigrad, to me it sounds too negative. But that's just me. I would like to hear more about your plans. Come up with a good business plan and file for a grant to help you get started. Please contact me via FB under the name Jeanie Kuehn
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Reality said...

Growing a garden or have little children??!! When ur suffering from depression of the worse kind, u don't have the motivation nor energy to want to "grow a garden"....the other post said u can be re-wires & off meds for yrs & yrs....No...sounds like Tom Cruise syndrome, once your neurotransmitters are screwed up, from meds or just life issues, u pretty much are goin to need some type of meds. Also there is the double whammy- having genetic depression, then on top of that horrible things happen to u & u have no support system, no one wants to listen, toxic people tell u your complaining & tell u to go get help, therapists are the worst!

Reality said...

Stress is literally the worst thing for your body, chronic stress will deplete your ability to cope with stress after a while. Your adrenals will shut down. Don't stress about things u cannot control..for real.

joan1943@btinternet.com said...

"Depression, panic attacks, trauma, anxiety" etc..... I am so sorry, not to offend anybody, but I simply do not understand any of these to be perfectly honest...?
I was born with severe skin disorder and asthma, rushed to a secure specialist hospital that used to be a Victorian Workhouse in S E.London where all sorts of traumatic experiences occurred, never to be forgotten even now.
Add that to the fact, that, I was an orphan, dumped into an institution then spent my entire childhood (16 years) trying to survive and protect myself from an evil, bent and corrupt system that merely exploited and programmed the vulnerable into strict disciplne, just like myself...?
"Anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, depression....? I must have gone through all of those symptoms without ever knowing what they were or called having absolutely nobody to turn to,no protection, no advisory outlets, no councillors, no paediatricians, no police, no M.P's......nobody, I was on my own, trying to survive being dumped in draconian institution on the edge of Dartmoor, behind closed doors, where nobody can hear you cry yourself to sleep having constantly been beaten with a horse whip (riding crop) merely for being a child that was just "different" as to all the others (58)
I had nothing, I was on my own, I had to survive, I had no choice, I had a torrid time, no point in expressing anything like this to others..... they just won't believe you (most of them don't want to)
I am now 66 years old...... I am having the time of my life as a free man, super confident that nothing or nobody can or will ever give me the same grief.
My childhood "trauma, anxiety, depression" etc developed myself into the man I am today..... I have never been happier as every day is a bonus. ❤️

Unknown said...

There is just one problem with this. Robin Williams ended his life due to the effects of Lewy Body Dementia. You are disseminating misinformation.

Gitana Saying said...

There are so many of us feeling so lonely in this situation. And have created or own eye to stay strong..
If there’s one thing I feel the must is the pain in my throat when I can just cry in silence and the complications of not breathing good. But have to stay strong for the good sleep of my love ones

Reality said...

What does the grammar have to do with people suffering immensely? Robin Williams chose not to be a burden perhaps to his family?? All I know is DO NOT toy with people by saying they want attention, that's what I said about my nephew then found him hanging in the garage. Shame

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt wish this on anyone. The feelings of dispare, hopelessness, and being trapped.I can deal with the depression most days thanks to my doctor. Panick Attacks are debilitating, and although are better with my medication, the anxiety follows me around like an ominous shadow of doom.

Anonymous said...

I went thru depression and anxiety attacks for several months my life was spiraling out of control. I didn't want to admit that I was depressed. The day I decided to take my life. I knew I needed help, I thank GOD that I did.. My life has improved for the better.

Anonymous said...

Like Robin sometimes the only way out is suicide

Reality said...

Do not agree with anything u wrote. I am well-off with a closet full of designer clothes, a dream home & I don't have anything to complain about, & I don't have an insecurities. Depression & Anxiety IS a disease, some have it more severe than others, I no longer want to leave my bedroom, & I don't know why, I've tried ALL therapies, my grandmother killed herself, so it's def genetic. But I know from my own experience it's not something u can just conquer.

Woodsy said...

There is a person on here that is saying he is going to end his life. We need to help and find him before it is to late.
If u r reading this my fellow alost soul. U r not alone. I know the kind of peace u r seeking. Just try to take one minute at a time and there can be help for u.
Please hang in there for just one more day. Giving up and letting go are not the answer. You are so brave for posting this.
There is your own history. No one can understand. The professionals can not be allowed to label you and put u in a jar.
I believe in you and am in the fight. I am taking your hand.
Please hold on...

Woodsy said...

There is a person on here that is saying he is going to end his life. We need to help and find him before it is to late.
If u r reading this my fellow alost soul. U r not alone. I know the kind of peace u r seeking. Just try to take one minute at a time and there can be help for u.
Please hang in there for just one more day. Giving up and letting go are not the answer. You are so brave for posting this.
There is your own history. No one can understand. The professionals can not be allowed to label you and put u in a jar.
I believe in you and am in the fight. I am taking your hand.
Please hold on...

Reality said...

I'd like to see your copy of the Coroners report, your posting anonymously, your post is completely a grain of salt without evidence. It's proven he was depressed for yrs, he said it on late night talk show.

Anonymous said...

It's important to remember that Robin's suicide was not caused by depression, but as a result of Lewys Body Dementia.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lewy-body-dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352025

Reality said...

Not sure how to practice auto-erotic asphyxiation on your own!

Unknown said...

Im so blessed abou this i have the same effect i didnt realise that im having depression with this post alone im very blessed .. thank you so much for mi was trying to be strong for so long. Long to be true. I needed help fotunately i got help for now im better but i ve been wondering y this happened to me and in the time i needed to be strong and face situations...

Swati Baruah said...

Trouble sleeping. Panic attacks. Body alienation. Restlessness. Come what may. I am stronger than this.

Anonymous said...

My 2 cents is that the antidepressants and especially the antipsychotic he was on contrubuted to his suicide. Why would a dr give someone with any type of dementia an antipsychotic and an antidepressant? I am sure he had the best drs. Really?? I think he would still be alive today if it werent for that.

Anonymous said...

Depression is serious and the person should talk about it or seek proffessional help. Remember your life is worth living it.

Anonymous said...

Robin Williams had Lewys Bodies. Depression is one part of the disease. Horrific vivid night terrors is another part of it. In its early stage it is confused with early onset Alzheimer's. There is no cure and no affective treatment.

I am Hope said...

Suicide is never the way out. As far as it be generic maybe but i believe it is more of a generational curse that can be broken. I see a few comments that seem to be not so loving & or supportive regarding this topic and that definitely is not the answer please regardless of how Robin died it is sad & this is a serious issue so let’s focus on helping & not tearing down!!!

Anonymous said...

Ce rost are să trăiești când pierzi tot ce te făcea fericit/ă?
Eu mă tot chinui să scap de probleme sau de viață numa nu reușesc nici cu una nici cu alta
So viața ii un bullshit
Mulți sunt norocoșii și nu am probleme și chiar ăia își bat joc de cei care au probleme

K1TT13T said...

It is true. I have suffered from all of this and still do today. It is a battle daily to act like everything is okay. I have thought of suicide alot, however, I could not do that to my loved ones. I smile through the days and nights. It is not easy. You lose friends and relationships, but continue to be strong. As they say, "The struggle is real."

Anonymous said...

Each an everyday I feel like giving up. There is not a day that goes by that I am contemplating a way out.

Harjeet singh said...

I can't say anything

Anonymous said...

Yep you’re a POS

Fathi Elmahrek said...

I will give you all very hounest and strong advice you don't have nothing to lose just give it a try you will feel much better.
Just go to the nearest mosque masjed and learn about real islam
Please give yourself a chance

Mother of Unicorns said...

How exactly can one tell the difference between depression and a spiritual emergency? I am curious because I have been diagnosed with depression, but am also pretty spiritual.

Julie Griggs said...

I will remain strong...if not only for myself. Mr. Williams and i have much in common.

Anonymous said...

Not a disease my ass. Several active, very successful, positive people suffer from depression. Having seeds of hope and success are not "cures." You might feel better but, there is always a weight. I have happy times but, there is always a low feeling. In addition to Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain and Bruce Springsteen come to mind. If they aren't successful, I don't know what success is. Success and good times don't determine depression. Know what you're talking about before spewing potentially harmful information.

Lisann said...

I experienced sweating and hand tremors recently doctor give me anxiety medication but none work my hands shakes very bad and I don’t know what is causing it

Rose Gatobu said...

We are all prone to depression. I have suffered it four times and I am out of it. My prayer is that it doesn't reoccur. My son is going through it and on medication currently. My prayer is that he gets total healing.

Depression people need a lot of love, protection and trust to survive. Medicines just help for a short time. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE is the best medicine where it is unconditional. You really have to sacrifice a lot to see those affected heal.

Let us not be quick to judge and be ignorant. It affects all only that some degrees are bearable and can be contained without attention.

Brandi said...

Thank you for posting. I suffer from borderline personality disorder, bipolar 1, PTSD, ADD, social anxiety, fibromyalgia an neuropathy. It's a daily struggle. I'm a single disabled mom of two with no income. I'm fighting hard for my disability as I fight ever day just to survive. I've had numerous overdoses. I'm living my best way how. Thank you for trying to end the stigma to those of us that have mental health issues.

Stanley McEachin said...

Depression has been a friend of mine because it motivated me to stay home and out of jail for the last 12 years. I have grown up in a very Christian involvement from an early age,so I understand that ending my life wouldn't please God. Depression keeps me busy and alive, no matter how awkward it sounds.
There is no greater death than death of the spirit inside of you. I'm not claiming to be stronger or better than you, but I'm strong enough to still be here at 49.
There are times when I appreciate the gun jamming (I was 19 & getting really stuck on the drugs/alcohol and debt to several dealers).
I need you all to do this for me. Please don't pray for just one.... PRAY FOR EVERRRYYONE.
Thanks for your time and help. All comments are greatly appreciated.
Stanley McEachin

Anonymous said...

Medication can help for a while but it has bee proven not to after a while plus medication can make depression worse

Unknown said...

Robin Williams did not have depression. He had Lewy Body Dementia that cannot be diagnosed until one is dead. To use his picture without permission from his estate is wrong. Especially when using it to further a conversation of which he is not involved.

I have severe chronic depression. Yes, continously talking to friends, family, and most importantly a therapist is what one should do (possibly medication as well) to help live a happier life.

Please find another poster person for your depression post. Make sure you get permission to attach the picture to a very much needed discussion about depression. Your message is necessary. Get it out there properly.

Unknown said...

To publish such personal information about an American Icon is deplorable. SHAME ON YOU!

Unknown said...

Not always sunshine, that sounds so much like my thinking, I could have written those words. Lol. It's sort of refreshing and eerie at same time.

Unknown said...

We just had a friend who was killed by Police in Edina, MN while on Facebook Live. It's been all over the news. A friend tagged me in this pic of the post. I'll attach the link to the memorial video/song we just did for him to help with awareness for our friend.

https://www.facebook.com/IAmAnthonyD/videos/451877168749122/

Alexi Holford said...

I have lost two dear friends to suicide as a result of depression, and I really put Robin Williams in a different category. I know he struggled with depression his whole life, but from what I understand it wasn't depression that pushed him over the edge. I come to this conclusion from my own perspective of someone who has suffered from depression since the age of 7. I was suicidal and hospitalized when I was 19. Thankfully, I made it. But now at the age of 49 I have learned that I have a mutation on the C9orf72 gene that causes familial ALS and/or frontotemporal dementia. My father had both. My aunt, uncle and grandfather had the dementia. Having witnessed all that, I am prepared to kill myself when symptoms arise. It would not be because of depression. Hope you don't mind me sharing this.

Unknown said...

Thank you! I just saw the original story today and I said the same thing. Take the post down!

Unknown said...

Awesome! I really enjoyed reading this one.

Unknown said...

That sounds amazing...I think it's in the Netherlands that they havecollege kids live in homes w elderly and it makes a huge difference in both ages' quality of lives.
Would love to find a good treatment center for depression, did rehab, I need more help w depression tho.

Anonymous said...

When drowning in depression we sometimes can't ask for help. When we figure no one cares, the suicidal thoughts begin. Please, reach out to your loved ones

Frank said...

https://www.controversyextraordinary.com/search?q=suicide&submit=Go&m=1

Anonymous said...

Depression and panic attacks are real ! I have suffered from severe panic my whole life . It has crippled me in so many ways . I was taking Xanax and Clonopin for 29 years and was functioning pretty well until my doctor took me off of the Xanax and cut my Clonopin in half because of all these new state laws . I have now taken a hundred steps back . I do not leave my house . I no longer speak to anyone but my husband and my one son . I no longer drive nor will I fly to go see my family that I was once traveling to see at least once a year . Panic and depression have destroyed me . Everyday is a battle to survive through that day . It’s only a matter of time before I give up . I’m hanging on for my husband and son and grandchildren . But now even they seem to be slipping from my cares . It’s horribly scary as hell .

Anonymous said...

Depression and panic attacks are real ! I have suffered from severe panic my whole life . It has crippled me in so many ways . I was taking Xanax and Clonopin for 29 years and was functioning pretty well until my doctor took me off of the Xanax and cut my Clonopin in half because of all these new state laws . I have now taken a hundred steps back . I do not leave my house . I no longer speak to anyone but my husband and my one son . I no longer drive nor will I fly to go see my family that I was once traveling to see at least once a year . Panic and depression have destroyed me . Everyday is a battle to survive through that day . It’s only a matter of time before I give up . I’m hanging on for my husband and son and grandchildren . But now even they seem to be slipping from my cares . It’s horribly scary as hell .

Kim said...

After reading your posts, I would agree tha depression is a real proplem today. I have found some real help over the years. One I have found that I was very deficient in vitamin Bs and when I went to a nutritionist and kneisiologoust I found great releave. I have also listened to Dr. Caroline Leaf and she talks about detoxing the Brain ��. I very real thing. We would never put so much crap into our water and then drink it but we put bad thoughts and circumstances in our brain and then we expect it to work fine. The medical community is about treating your illness and the homeopathic community is about healing you. God says that He made You are made up of a mind, spirit, body and soul. If we don’t have them all healthy we should expect to feel sick. Jesus is the healer and the word of God is filled with great wisdom on how to releavate stresss and anxious thoughts if you read Philippians chapter 4:4- 10 you will find the formula for a no stress life. I meet with a lady who was diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome and they told her she would not get better but after looking truths in the Bible and claiming them and believeing them and forgiving others she was healed. She could remember again and read again and she healed. Crazy I know but I’m no councilor but I saw it happen with my own eyes. It can happen. ❤️

GITANK RAJPAL said...

My mother is presently at a stage where she is afraid of everything and she is in sooo much of depression and anxiety that her tongue comes out and her body seizures starts

GITANK RAJPAL said...

My mother is presently at a stage where she is afraid of everything and she is in sooo much of depression and anxiety that her tongue comes out and her body seizures starts

Anonymous said...

I just want to tell any person that is reading this; You are not alone. It might sound cliche but understand God will not give you too much for you to bear. My brother committed suicide and it was a shock to all including family and friends. Always remember every person is fighting a hard battle you may not know about. Be kind.

Anonymous said...

Depression is bullshit invention to sell you morons pills.

Diana Williams said...

I was a very healthy woman. I got very sick with a spine problem and three surgeries lost my job due to my illness I no longer was independent strong self-sufficient work out good at my job etc. I went to a deep depression! I went to see my doctor for my mental and they put me like in seven medication I was so deep into this medications, I thought I was going to die in so much medication I said to myself this doctors are not going to kill me I am going to survive I am going to live and I am going to start praying to God and that’s how I am a life in a more positive and I know when I have depression when I feel better and I am in one and one with God does my message for everyone that’s going through this God will help us get through it not to die not to kill our self.! 🙏❤️🙏

Jeannie said...

Jeremiah 29:11-14
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 you will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will RESTORE your fortunes and gather you from all the nation's and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

This is His promise, your future is in His hands, spent time telling God how you feel. Cry is you want to cry. He listen even before you ask. I pray that God will embrace you tight, as you slowly surrendering to His love and plans. GOD will never miss His way, He can lead you to a way out of depression, just trust Him...Be STILL and know that He God. Praying for everyone

Miky Leon said...

Grazie di essere esistito eri il mio attore preferito dai tempi di Nano Nano , oggi sto passando quello che hai passato tu spero di farcela ti abbraccio grande Robin riposa in pace e se puoi aiutarmi🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Mimmo (Senise )

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7wa935F9W4BiY6a6xCnE8Q

Anonymous said...

You don't know what you do to the people you leave behind.They suffer everyday with the why or what didn't I see or what can I have done. We beat ourselves up ever yday. You ended your pain but ours goes on year after year. You took our joy with you. We try to move on but we can't. The hurt if not seeing you or hearing your voice is torture. You don't only kill yourself. You kill the people who love you. You may not think you are loved but you are. Talk to some. Tomorrow us another day. Just hold on. Cry out to God he will hear you. Others need you to live. So live for them. God is bigger than our biggest fears. Don't quit...

Miky Leon said...

Grazie di essere esistito sei stato il mio attore preferito dai tempi di Nano Nano, anch'io sto passando quello che tu hai passato spero di farcela se puoi aiutami Rip by mimmo Miky Leon Senise 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Anonymous said...

It hurts and just when u think,am starting to feel better it all comes back.sometimes u dont want to say a word because not everyone understands what your going tru or u jus think your going crazy.thoughts just racing tru your head and all u want to do is bang your head to see if the thoughts would stop. Then they say eat healthier, excersise, meditate. But what they dont understand is that its like having a black hole inside you just sucking the life,energy, motivation n happiness out of you, draining you till you just want to give up. But you dont u just try to hide it and hope no one notice, because asoon as they ask if ur ok you just want to break down, scream ,cry , yell, beat your self up. But you dnt because u dnt want any one to feel sorry for u or to call u crazy or that your jus doing that to yourself. So u just hold it in and say your fine. While you die a lil more inside .

Anonymous said...

I appreciate this post so very much! . I live with this disease day in and day out. I feel these last two years - I am winning this battle and feel productive again. It is all because of great family and friends being supportive, being there when I needed that encouragement to continue my climb, most importantly God is my biggest support person. "one day at time, one foot on front of the other and a smile like no other" ... Clh

Neomatrix said...

I am a army vet I have been through when I was in the military I saw things I wish I cude forget did things I wish I cude take back I was officially diagnose With bipolar 2 when I was in the military but I have been suffering from it seance I was a teen it is like a constant emotional roller coasters some days I am good other days I am miserable I was also diagnosed with PTSD as well I just wish there was something I cude do to game more control over it but I do not know what to do if someone out there cude help me out with some advice I would greatly appreciate it

Anonymous said...

Find an advocate that will fight for you... Thank you for your service to our country. Semper Fi.... God Bless

Monin Alicea said...

I've been dealing with depression for 20 years and can shake it off 🙄it comes & go .. and I come to understand that depression is a disease not even my medication helps me 😲..🤔..ps Sincerely Monin Alicea

Denise said...

Depression, PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder are all physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting. I suffer in peace sometimes, hiding my feelings from the world. I hide it and have gotten good at hiding it. Thoughts run through your mind sometimes good and sometimes bad. People ask how you are feeling and doing then you reply "I'm Fine" knowing deep down inside you are far from fine. So just checking up on someone is not the answer unless you have seen the before and after in them and can notice the highs and lows. We need to educate police, ems, fire and dispatch on signs of a mental breakdown.

Unknown said...

Yes Im going threw it now. Its so real I can see my life flash before my eyes 😢

Unknown said...

I've been through depression for months. One day I woke up and everything has changed inside of me. Everything. I had no strengh at all. I could not eat, sleep, walk, think about nothing but suicide.
I was critically ill. Nothing could change that. I thought I I would'nt have another chance. I started praying God everyday. And after 6 moths, one day I woke up and everything was gone.
Definitely gone.
Now I'm totally recoverd from that terrible desease.
Thanks God

Unknown said...

I have several chronic diseases so I have dealt with depression alot. I also lost a son to suicide so I know how that feels. I am a very spiritual person and yes I know the difference. My soul is quite reliable. Depression is nothing to sneeze about. I lived with a man for 25 years who was mentally abusive. Sometimes I wish he would have hit me. He never did but he would belittle me every chance he could. Thankfully he is finally no longer in my life. It took me all those years to overcome and regain my self esteem. When our son passed away my ex husband didn't even console me at all but he brought his new girlfriend to the church where we had our son laid out. I had met someone 2 weeks before and that's who got me through the worst of it. I eventually married that man and he is wonderful. I think depression comes in many forms. Some people are obviously stronger than others. I believe in my heart that Robin Williams took his life so he wouldn't have to go through what he probably had seen so many times. Being in the public eye puts a strain on some I think and he couldn't deal with the fact that his fans would see him deteriorate right in front of them. I will always have fond memories of him all the way back to the Mork and Mindy show. He knew how to make people laugh. I will always miss the way he made me feel when I saw him in movies and comedy shows.

Unknown said...

I suffer from depression and anxiety the anxiety attacks are horrible when I get them. I am so happy that I spoke with my Pastor who is a nurse she recommended that I see my primary doctor. I was prescribed meds. I still have some bad days not as frequent as I used to.

Unknown said...

I have suffered with depression,anxiety,panic attacks for over ten years. It's needs to be taken seriously,it's like an earthquake unpredictable. Every time I think im healed it comes back, small things can set it off,especially how people you love treat you.It's important to treat everyone with care,and loving ways because you don't know what they are going through.It's like fighting a battle with your brain. Sending my condolences Rip you will truly be missed.

KarineD said...

I understand that Robin Williams's wife said that he did not know of his diagnosis at the time of his death.

Also think he suffered from depression for a large part of his life.

Anonymous said...

There are types of depression from a chemical imbalance in the brain, that can occur after head injury or other traumas and abuse or at birth. It can occur with mental illness and these are much more difficult to deal with and medication may help. It may not be 100% fixable and can be very complex.

Unknown said...

Jariya, have you been through it? It most DEFINITELY is a disease. It's the actual misfire of synopsis in your brain chemistry. Do some research before you fire off at the mouth. This has NOTHING to do with your god or religious views about a devil's work. Until you walk a mile in my or anyone else's shoes who suffer from mental illness, shut you mouth!

Unknown said...

May God invest in us these great knowledge's about life and spirit.

Anonymous said...

I have attempted suicide twice in my life, and failed both times. I am such a failure that I can't even kill myself and get the job done right. Everything I touch, everything I do, everyone I meet (relationships), all go to shit upon contact or shortly thereafter. I am just a walking virus, a curse to all who come near me. I understand fully why people commit suicide, and I understand the consequences, but I cannot stand the torment and the stupidity in this world anymore. If I could sign up to to out into space where there is nobody to deal with, only myself and rations to survive, I would do it in a heartbeat. I am just so tired of it all I just need out. My full time job and my house pmt keeps me locked down, I cant find another job for this level of pay to move, and everyone hates me, except for one person and she is married. SMH. I am misanthropic at times, I don't like crowds, I am a hermit, I don't even like going to the grocery store because someone may recognize me and talk to me about meaningless bullshit. If I could win the lottery I would buy my own island and move there a way from every other human I could, and just have monthly supply drops from a plane so I wouldn't have to leave. I need help but my doctor us Polish and doesn't understand the level of stress I go through just to walk out my door each day, let alone go to work and deal with idiots all night, only to come home and all day I am awakened by these numerous phone calls from sandmonkeys and other scammers who somehow get my number and seem to enjoy pissing me off till I threaten to blow up their friggin call center. Goddamned world of technology and we can't weed out these scammers calling all day. This is how stupid my existence is. If I could afford to hire a hit man I would have him do it so I wouldn't fail again, but finances are part of my daily stress. Sorry to be a debbie downer but whatever YOU are going through, it's NOTHING compared to my miserable life. You should feel better about yourself reading this. Have a great day.

Unknown said...

There's a huge difference between spirituality and religion. You do not have to subscribe to the belief of the Christian God/Devil to have spirituality. I am Pagan and am VERY spiritual. Don't confuse spiritual with religion.

Unknown said...

May God invest in us these great knowledge's about life and spirit.

Sikander said...

I dealing with depression anxiety confused personality disorder many more from 3 years . Try all medication.its go bit good then go down to hill again . Die soon . Thanks

Anonymous said...

��that is what i am in.

Anonymous said...

I love how everyone is such experts on depression when they don’t know why it goes to those extremes.

Robin Williams did not want an sympathy, he wanted to leave and not be a burden to everyone who constantly judged him. Pain from others was the reason he said good bye, he didn’t want to be blamed for others issues anymore.

So he left, he is off the hook, he is finally at peace.

All he cared about was other people and when he couldn’t make them happy anymore he realized there was no reason for him to be here anymore because he wasn’t living for himself, he was living for others.

Osama sary said...

We always need a guide , never surrender to your depression . Call for Alah and his support you will be saved

TheTruth said...

Comments like this create depression. I’m sick of everyone saying GOD is the only answer.

News flash, GOD IS A BELIEF. A belief is created by your own mind and is not real, it is created to mask reality.

I can’t stand it when people push their beliefs or religions or political views on ANYONE ELSE. That is wrong period. You can believe what you want, that’s your choice but don’t use it as a way of being an expert on anything. That’s a joke.

Stephen peter-paul said...

I deal with this everyday alot of people that don't have a hard time understanding how much this makes you feel hopeless and with no where to turn I am a strong believer in doing the best u can if ur loved one is depressed but not everyone's the same keep ur head up and keep trying to move forward cuz it matters and u dknt even know it.

Anonymous said...

Yup. Spot on.

Anonymous said...

I lost my daughter last weekend. She was only 41 y.o. She suffered with Bipolar disease.and excuciating painful migraine headaches and back pain...She finally got the correct medications to live a " normal" life and was looking for work... But...LA is a violent environment amd my daughter became a victim... Because of her psych history, they originally considered it a suicide...Makes Me Sick !!!. Such stigmas with this disease. Now, finally, it's being investigated as a homicide. Need to make society aware mental illness can be controlled...like diabetes or heart disease. Disgusted with society's attitudes.

Abbey London said...

I have also suffer from depression over my marriage and it not a good thing, it took me over 5yrs to get through it. With GOD on my side i was healed from it .

Unknown said...

Mental illness is REAL people

Anonymous said...

God bless all those that have made contributions here...

Eric brunt said...

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Eric brunt said...

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BJY said...

Panic attack is a no joke situation. Once it happened and I really aren't sure how the hell did it start but it's like an unwanted illegal immigrants that's gluing itself to you merciless.
Fighting it by calming oneself whenever it attacks unannounced.. so far,these has helped me..
*Taking a deep breath
*Hold it for abt 7 secs
*Breath out through your mouth (smallest opening of mouth) n let the air out ever soooo slow
*Avoid straining your eyes too much on your mobile phone, computers and TV
*Do things to occupy your mind... Anything at all

Let's fight it together.

Warren & JJ's Place 2.0 said...

It a Shame you have to be someone famous to be understood!
A nobody like me gets ridiculed and bashed daily.
If I was famous, then I would be loved, and I would be understood, and I would have compassion, but I am not, so, I am weird.
So I must keep quiet and fight in silence!

Brandon said...

I see alot of comments about spiritual emergencies. I've been on both sides of being spiritual and non spiritual. I used to think I needed some kind of saviour to help me. Now I don't believe in any of that. I've had a rough life. It's been harder on me than most people. Been through things that would break the average person. It's broken me even to this day. Always suffered with anxiety and depression. I have a daughter. If it wasn't for the thought that I wouldn't want her or my family hurting in my absence I would of given up long ago. The thought still swirls around in my head. Not that I would harm myself but wish for death to come earlier just to stop the pain inside me. It's unbearable most days. And I'm always the person telling everyone life isn't that bad and to stick around because it gets better. Truth is I'm lying to them and myself. Because it has only gotten worse for me. And I want to give up. But something inside me won't let it happen. Nobody deserves to live life that way. I'm a good person. And always helping everyone. But life is unbearable. But I'm proud of myself for making it this far and I'll strive to keep going. If I've made it this far why give up now. Would just prove that I'm weak when I'm not. It just gets really hard at times and I keep it all inside because nobody understands what it's like inside my head. My own thoughts drive me insane to where I don't think I can take anymore. But I have to keep pushing. And I'll go to the point when my body can't take anymore and shuts me down once and for all. Stress is a killer. A killer that constantly haunts me, unforgiving and persistent. And it'll take me one day. And it's something I selfishly look forward to. Because it's my one way ticket out of this hell that lives inside me. I would wish it all on my worst enemy because it's the greatest suffering of all. How much can one person take in their lifetime? I don't know how much more I can take of it. But I wouldn't want anyone to deal with the thoughts I have or the pain I go through. It's self suicide. It's self destruction. It will eat you up alive if you let it, just like it eats me up. People fail to realize just how powerful the mind is. Don't be like me. You must always find a reason to keep going. No matter what.

Anonymous said...

I have been suffering from depression,and anxiety for about 19 years now. It's not easy some days I feel like giving up but I'm still here , I push everyday because all I can think about are my grandbabies, my children and my husband. My husband has learned how to help me with the anxiety part the depression not so much , I often cry a lot hide in my room or just try to hide I'm not very social at all anymore.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Theres also links to robin having extensive information about black listed phenomena regarding positive/negative spiritual entities which he he had plan to expose.
His work on Auto-erotic asphyxiation is a believable cause for suicide givin his presence on deprssion at the time. Those who knew him say he would never do this and dont believe is was of his own doing.

Beric2 said...

Oh my god I can't believe it's been that long, what a hero to me

Eric brunt said...

i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
or
call/whatsapp:+2349057261346




i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
or
call/whatsapp:+2349057261346

Anonymous said...

You all like know very.. ive been fucking stuggling for many years..i fucking lost my family twice..fucking not having a good job.. prayers and fucking understanding doesnt work..i want to kill my swlf..all i want is a good job...FUCKING LIFE.. i work veryhard and still i was layed off..i did not do any bad things but still FUXKING SUFFERING..INDONT FUXKING BELIEVE YOU ALL.....you are all fuxking liera..commenting just to show how fucking good you all are....

Abbey London said...

It always better to let bygone be bygone. Why trying so hard and extra length to bring someone back ??? It doesn't make sense to to be sincere

Abbey London said...

It always better to let bygone be bygone. Why trying so hard and extra length to bring someone back ??? It doesn't make sense to to be sincere

Connie said...

Interesting comments. Spiritual? Pride? Sexual? I could say more. Have you been depressed to the point of hell. If not, then don’t judge. If you want to be spiritual (Matthew 7:1-2) and Yes pride —- which is one of the deadly sins. Read Elijah (1 kings 19)

What does spirituality have to do with this disease? Hmmm. I am a Christian and I don’t see the warfare in this. It’s a disease guys.

I put on my mask every day. “I’m fine, however, ” I’m alone even in a crowd. I pray that I don’t get too high and my mood gets excited because what will follow is severe depression.

Have you felt like a burden to your family because they don’t understand or know what to do? I scare them. Oh and I go to church, I’ve talked to the pastor and he doesn’t even know how to pray for me. It scares him. I’m a leper. No one in church knows. When I’m so depressed that I can’t get up, no one even visits except the few friends with wings who don’t even attend my church. They pray with me for healing.

My attempted suicide I prayed for forgiveness while I waited to die. I was angry when I woke up in ICU. But the look on my children’s faces Will haunt me forever. I will never do that again. That look scares me.

Now I work with those in trouble, share my story, even when I am still fighting my own demons.


This is a disease guys. Just like cancer, heart disease, diabetes but those are far more excepted.

Please get the facts and be more compassionate. We are not contagious. We are filled with love. And God. As God is love.

Wledbetter said...

I have personal insight with Lewy Body Dementia as my Father was “finally” diagnosed after a few years of his PCP medicating for Dementia/Alzheimer. Mainly the doctor went on his family history with a sister and Mother having Alzheimer.
It’s VERY different and as a family we knew something was happening to him unlike anything we had ever experienced! Depression wasn’t a factor. This man, my father, was a entrepreneur who was a genius with numbers and gradually we saw mistakes with some business deals. That was the first sign. Then, the crazy episodes where he said my Mother wasn’t who she was and he hallucinated to the point of imaging someone in the vehicle with he and my Mother. Said she killed the woman. One Day he literally packed a suitcase and put my Mother out the front door - sent her walking. That was the straw! A neurologist, whom I will forever be grateful to introduced the medical term, Lewy Body Dementia which is a form of Dementia and Parkinson! It’s a beast of its on! The protein deposits in your brain are scattered and turn you in to a person indescribable to you, unless you’ve experienced seeing a love one with this disease. It’s tricky as it comes and goes in the beginning. The bottom line with Lewy Bodies you NEVER-EVER give the patient certain medications, Because it will kill them! That’s exactly what happened with my daddy. We took him to the ER due to his kidneys weren’t working it seemed and he became very agitated so they gave him a medication to relax him. He was out in minutes and lived two days! Now, grant it the disease was killing him but someone Else may not be at the end and its so important to NOT see any doctor, or go to hospitals that aren’t educated! I’ve read so many books by other family members who have lost love ones to Lewy And researched countless hours. It’s truly not a disease to challenge the patient or argue etc. As for Robin Williams diagnosis, it’s strange to me he wasn’t diagnosed before death. However, until his wife went public with his diagnosis, from the autopsy she says, the world and medical staff, hospitals, clinics, doctors weren’t up to
Snuff with how to treat a Lewy Body patient. His wife brought this to light and now it’s no longer Greek to
Most people. It needs attention and education to all because you never know who you may encounter with this disease and they can
Be very dangerous to you and to
Themselves!!! RIP Robin Williams and my Daddy, Billy Johnson and all affected by good ole Lewy!!!

Unknown said...

As an actor Robert Williams touch the hearts of Millions by his extreme ability to step into character and the revelation funniness JumpStart. A sense of humor of Comedy presence a great teatrical stamps Robert Williams is more than Portugal in wall he is a Feeling start deep inside Bellows Outlast of this funny acrobat performance juggling just call me true feeling oh you're hearing your smiles and laughter perform to you he said he saw the Mason ability to coming alive like a child smiling to his mom I'm sure Robert Williams family shares is amazing your talent and ability to smile inside the hearts to remember her father that's good taller than the Statue of Liberty thank you sharing and enjoying this tribute so many amazing actors that achieve the Golden Heart

Anonymous said...

This is true depression does not go away. Some on here say had. Theres not a past tense. If whatever it was is gone then it truly wasnt depression. Maybe just the blues. But not true depression.

Depression Lifestyle said...

What are some of the questions that you would like to ask a suicide victim??

Murn said...

I was so sad and upset the day this happened and I will always remember him and how he made so many laugh. Depression is caused by many different things and each individual is different and its sad that some of us will never get the answers we need after loosing a loved one or friend or even when it affects us. Medicine can be a big cause for depression and suicidal thoughts. I know, I've been there. Be made aware of your choices and teach others by telling your story. RIP Robin Williams.

Anonymous said...

I was suffering deppresion before for almost 29 years and have suicidal attempts...I thank God I found the UCKG HELP CENTRE there i found my deliverance and was completely healed now im a new person I have peace inside of me and never felt like this before i got delivered....Deppresion is a Spiritual sickness....Find a UCKG HELP CENTRE and they will help you get Heal and Deliver from this Spiritual attack/sickness..Praise and Glory to God!!��

Anonymous said...

You really think you got a handle on that hay. Wait til that seed grows a vine that gets so out of control that you cant handle it and want to cut the vine to kill it!!!!

Unknown said...

Tengo hace menos de un año crisis de ansiedad y e pasado por mucho sin saber que era y me gustaría recibir también su apoyo por favor mi coreo es tyler91@nauta.cu soy un chico de 28 años cubano mi Facebook es Orlis Cantillo

Anonymous said...

I suffer deppression everyday it's a fight a non ending fight their are days deppression has you thinking of suicide but u just keep going

BabsH said...

Robin Williams had depression secondary to a form of dementia he had called Lewy Body Dementia. It would be helpful for this article to have mentioned that important fact. We need to raise awareness of young onset dementia.

dianesef said...

I have seen this post more times than I can mention today. Depression and anxiety is awful - I've suffered from it, family members do, friends do. BUT - Robin Williams did NOT kill himself over depression - it was because he had a fatal debilitating illness and didn't want to live like that anymore. I say this because his wife has gone out of her way to make sure that people know he had a horrible illness called Lewy Body Dementia that is like the wicked son of Huntington's and Alzheimer's combined. He was suffering delusions, he had trouble moving, trouble remembering, trouble seeing, tremors....she said it was awful. It's horrendous and she wanted to let people know it wasn't depression that killed him - it was the disease and his not wanting to die that way. I say this because he did not die because of this and she wanted to spread awareness about the disease and the real reason he took his life. No one should live in hopeless depression or anxiety. There is help and we should seek it out if we are hopeless or that depressed.

Anonymous said...

Deal with depression and anxiety daily. Back in March everything crashed. I was at the edge with thought of leaving this world daily, at times almost all day long. The feelings have subsided some but still there. I felt horrible, like I had one foot in the grave. I also have dealt with this since my teens years. I'm not a big celebrity geek but the consequences of depression on Robin Williams really touched me and I thought if a seemingly happy man can fall prey to this can I survive it. I have gotten the gene testing done and found I was unable to properly absorb the medications, I have only been taking a supplement to help with the issue so we'll see how it goes. I would advise anyone suffering to seek counseling. Research mindfulness and use it, sometimes it's hard but it can help. Keep a list of five things you're thankful for and read that list often. We all have a reason to live. God bless!

Jenn Gillespie said...

I have struggled with depression since I was a child . However, @ that time " depression" was not a term used not much was known then .I think many of you have great ideas & suggestions . That being said my advice only if you are that depressed that it is effecting day to day life , sleep , relationships & wondering about should I stay here or go ....please PLEASE seek help . Insurance or not I have had organizations help my mom , myself & my daughter . Depression is not new to me or my family . I will not share all this would be a book ...��If you find yourself just wanting to give up call a hot line they can help you , call a friend you trust , family member someone you trust ! I have been there in that exact spot , I got help I had to , single mom of two . I have seen what this can do ..i am incredibly blessed my daughter is still alive . If her friend had not called me she would not have woke up . No matter what you think , how you feel you will be leaving behind people who love you , searching desperately what they could have done differently . Just a tidbit on Robin Williams he had struggled with depression before he had committed suicide . How much , how long how severe I do not know but even one of the funniest men who put millions of smiles on people's faces was not spared the challenges of depression . Nothing to be ashamed of anxiety as well . If meds work take them it's your life . We all deserve happiness , joy , peace , energy ,hobbies,family & friends . A counselor is vital to me a person who does not choose sides ,can help give ideas to help situations with work , school etc .This is VERY LONG it is because I am passionate about this . I wish each of you the very best . My faith has helped me many times.Dont be afraid to get help you are worth it !

Anonymous said...

Robin had Lewy Body Dementia. Which my dad has right now. If I get it, I am killing myself, too. And I have never suffered from depression.

Using photos of Robin to illustrate stories about the tragedies of depression is completely inaccurate.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/nov/03/robin-williams-disintegrating-before-suicide-widow-says

Usunder53 said...

Depression comes in many shades and styles, some you see easy others you don’t even realize it even if it hits someone you love.

Jennifer said...

I am completely shocked by some of these responses . Depression is a disease & medication is nothing to be ashamed of . Some find other ways to manage the anxiety , depression etc . I find these comments insensitive & actually shocked ! I have personally seen the devastation to friends & families when a loved one was in so much pain they could not take it another second . We are all entitled to our opinions however , this is to help people not make them feel worthless .I hope each of you find happiness you sound quiet angry individuals .Making jokes does not help either ...

Grace said...

At this very moment, God is healing you and you've got to believe it.
God will bless you. Yes You! :)

Anonymous said...

My family isn't that supportive or that open where I can open up and share without fear. I was up to that point of taking my own life with a knife. Good thing even though I can't talk freely with my family they entered Jesus into my life. Whenever I'm sad, scared feel depressed I pray. If its not enough I go to the church and pray. A hug from father and sister is a big help.

Anonymous said...

The above post may certainly be true.
Aside from whatever caused Mr. Williams' death, Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are all very REAL.
Medications can only do so much and finding the right one is a struggle and a challenge.
For all those who are afflicted with these mental illness, every moment of every day can be a struggle. Downward spirals are dangerous and life threatening.
this can be an inherited illness
So difficult for a person to observe and live with, but so much more terrifling for those who are suffering.
To the special people in my life who have suffered, ended their pain and those who are struggling constantly to survive-- I wish you peace and better understanding from others. God Bless you all.

musanim said...

My understanding is that Robin Williams' depression and anxiety were caused by Lewy Body Dementia --- not from "trying to remain strong for far too long" --- and that he killed himself because he didn't want to die the way he would have if the disease had taken its course --- not because he was depressed. (I'm not saying that we shouldn't be supportive of people suffering from depression --- just that using Williams as a poster child for this is misleading.)

Unknown said...

I would beg you not to go,its a long term solution to a short term problem, there is no center in Dallas,it is a pysicalogical,psychological, and neurological work up. I lost my mom to suicide.I also suffer with severe anxiety, and depression.The meds keep u afloat, but therapy, counseling us a must. It teaches you to swim...I hope you stay.

Anonymous said...

Do you yourself habe experience with Depression? You Think it is all absolut pulling yourself out by your Down hair out of quicksand? You are so wrong, along with millions others.

Anonymous said...

The person challenging the sufferer to kill themselves has absolutely no clue what depression is about a d is more than irresponsible. If you're one of those people who think depression can be cured by willpower, just do some serious, clinical research on this condition. You very obviously have never experienced this yourself. Consider yourself lucky and refrain from judging what you cannot understand.

Anonymous said...

My guy, both of my grandfathers are former Marines, one fought in Korea and is the most sane “alright” man I know, but it takes time. My father and husband are also former Marines. My father has an anger problem at times and has never been in touch with his feelings or emotions but that is unrelated. My husband did 3 deployments pretty back to back, he has some PTSD, depression at times, crowd anxiety, nightmares but we work through it. It’s a process, a long one but like I said it takes time. I don’t think anyone blames the Marine Corps itself, but you guy experience things none of us ever will during a deployment, I get bits and pieces from my husband here and there, and honestly I’d be fucked up too. You men and women are a different breed of human that’s for damn sure, lol keep pushing forward

Unknown said...

I wrote this the other day, I think many can relate to this:

                            Reach Out

The time has come for me to go,
To a place I want to know,
To everyone else I've given time,
Not a care at all about mine,

I still stand by, life's not about you,
To those that care I'll always be true,
For now I need to re-assess,
And think of what I feel is best,

I've loved and lost also laughed and cried,
Yet find that person inside has died,
I want to find the peace I need,
And so I have to do this deed,

To take a step back re-evaluate,
Before I find I've left it too late,
To all of you who know me best,
This message goes out to all the rest,

I've made mistakes and regret them all,
Yet been made stronger with every fall,
I'll always be there if you need to talk,
Your friend, a listener or even a rock,

Me saying I'm fine I've projected well,
While inside has been a living hell,
As only a few can see that side,
The one I've desperately tried to hide,

If you know someone just like me,
Get in touch and let them see,
That they are not alone at all,
Show they matter when they feel small,

I used to think I was all alone,
Hiding underneath my stone,
It's not much that I ask of you,
To let someone know that you care too.

PAATOR SHUAIBU said...

The Bible Isaiah 61:3 (kjv) talks about the Spirit of Heaviness which is the Spirit of depression.Also Isaiah 60:1 (AMV) refers to it as Failing Spirit. My recent book "OVERCOMING THE SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION" has all the answers every Christian needs to tackle depression and its offshoot such as suicide. visit okadabooks.com and amazon.com for the e-book

PAATOR SHUAIBU said...

The Bible refers to Depression as the Spirit of heaviness and also as a Failing Spirit. God did not promise us free ticket to all the menu from heaven but espect us sometimes to confront our challenges with perseverance and hopefully emerge victorious. My leatest book " OVERCOMING THE SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION " is a must read for everyone who desire to end the Christian race as an overcommer despite the challenges of life. Get the e-book at www.amazon.com

PAATOR SHUAIBU said...

The Bible refers to Depression as the Spirit of heaviness and also as a Failing Spirit. God did not promise us free ticket to all the menu from heaven but espect us sometimes to confront our challenges with perseverance and hopefully emerge victorious. My leatest book " OVERCOMING THE SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION " is a must read for everyone who desire to end the Christian race as an overcommer despite the challenges of life. Get the e-book at www.amazon.com

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Unknown said...

I understand going through it right now.got to lean On GOD"HE is where are hope comes from can't let SATAN,steal our joy or our Souls,Amen&Hallelujah.

Michael Neal said...

I understand what everybody is going through because iam one of them. when I was around 5 years old I was on Ritalin because I was so Hyper now iam 52 years old and around 10 years ago I was diagnosed with Depression Bypolar 1 disorder with Paranoid Schizophrenia and all 8 want to do is sleep, sleep, sleep and sometimes my depression will get so bad that I just want to end my life but iam holding on because of my daughter and son.

deepak k upreti said...

It is my considered opinion that developing a little detachment with things (materialistic) around is an important step to win over depression...

Unknown said...

I love this

Anonymous said...

That spellcaster entry is fake. I had to chime in..seen it before years ago on the internet.
Some Idiots have to jump in on anything.
I am Treatment Resistant Bipolar, etc...
Finding some of the info interesting. New medications? Wow!! I am 2 meds shy of being unable to take ANY Prescription on the market for Depression or Mood Stabilizer. I have developed reactions to all. Rashes, severe nausea, you name it. I've had the same psychiatrist for over 18 yrs. I've even researched new meds for her to try me on. I am down to Wellbutrin & Paxil, of which I take both.
I am 54 yrs & have been suffering since age 30.
God is apparently not ready to let me die, after several Impulsive, complete Brain Duress Overload & Unaware Suicide attempts, my Saviour has pulled me through. Amen!! Waking up in ICU is strange with no memory of how you got yourself there, or why.

Just be kind, you never know the whole story.

Anonymous said...

"have little kids?" Iam in no way dissing depression,but as a mom who has struggled with depression most of my life, adding kids is not only unfair to the children, especially when you can't even take care of yourself on many days, but unfair to you as well

Get help from a board certified psychiatrist and also a psychologist that you like. you may have to try several.
and btw,cannabis for anxiety helps some,but makes depression worse and in serious mental disorders such as PTSD and trauma,it can increase paranoia & symptoms.
always check your facts...not once but from many sources.

If you are currently struggling, my heart goes out to you,please stay strong, there is SO much help out there, & much of it for free!

kindest regards,
A Dr & mental health professional

AggieK said...

I dont think Robin's passing was caused by depresion. But, i am sure hope Robin wouldnt mind. He was always 1st to help in good cause...

Depression is what i was labeled with when i was just a teenager, mid 90s. I tell mysels sometimes, they didnt know any better back then. No one even concidered there could have been another core couse to what i was going through. Later on that diagnosis changed into Schizophrenia! Yea!

What i know now is that i am extremely sensitive to energies all around and it takes work everyday to maintain it all. Back then, at 16 I took it all in and didnt know how to deal with it, so i switched off subconsciously. Loooong story short ...

I went under every possible test to figure out what was wrong with me, it was sever.

I was pummped with the worst drugs out there, they tried it all, AND nothing worked as they expected to work.

Just several years ago I discovered some write ups on whos an empath, still relatively new, but that is what opened my eyes.

ALSO, Gilberts Syndrome - that I discovered only few months ago i was born with and that is the couse why meds where not helping. Genetic liver disfunction. Trusting your doctor is not laways the best thing you can do. When you feel something isnt adding up, dig in, and dig sone more. Its your well being after all, not theres.

In exsaturattion, it only took 40 years to figure it out. People died taking same meds i was given.

Sensitive people often get overwhealmed and 1st and often only reaction from the world surroundings us is ... you MUST be depressed.

These days, i cannot be more open about my sensitivities and what it takes to manage. I know someone who feels same much as i do, will hear it when they needed it the most.

PatrickHenry said...

Bonnie, sure we can ask suicide victims whether the current condition is a spiritual emergency or not. Many people survive not only suicidal attempts but even suicide. These are the ones to ask. And, just because one has passed doesn’t mean we don’t have or get some very important answers.

Unknown said...

Thanks

Levanah said...

SPAM ALERT!

Levanah said...

Jessica Wanda:

SPAM ALERT!

Unknown said...

True indeed. Cognitive health, physical health and spiritual health are all important. May all of those in pain get support when needed.

ETHEL MATTHEWS said...

I STILL LOVE YOU ROBIN AND YOUR MANY TALENTS. NO ONE SHOULD JUDGE YOU EXCEPT THE LORD. YOU WERE VERY UN WELL AND NO ONE REALLY KNOWS UNTIL THEY HAVE WALKED IN YOUR SHOES. GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD FORGIVE YOU. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. ETHEL MATTHEWS

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