Just passed a road sign that said Pottersville
Upstate New York knows what’s up
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Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.—
FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.
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This is my favorite time of day
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getting bad again for no reason after you’ve been so happy for a long time is literally one of the worst feelings ever
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"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
Robin Williams ( July 21st 1951 - August 11th 2014)
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HOW IS THIS THE FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN THIS IT’S ALMOST AT 10 MILLION WTF
this took one day… one day…
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THE SLASH BRINGING
FLASH STRINGING RINGING
THE HASH SLINGING SLASHER
i’m re-blogging this…
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Finally a book asking the real questions behind SnK.
For those of you who haven’t heard, Kuso Kagaku Dokuhan (空想科学読本) will be releasing this little gem on August 8th. The book will contain 208 pages and answer some of the questions that you never thought you wanted to know until now. Some of the questions/answers to be found are:
- Did you know Eren’s punch (in titan form) is 6,561 times as powerful as an average human?
- The laborers who worked on Walls Maria, Rose, and Sina had to carry 60,000 tons of stone every day in order to complete them in the given time frame.
- If an amateur used 3DMG and lost control, they would plunge to the ground at a speed of 78 kilometres an hour (48 MPH).
- A 60 meter class titan has a body temperature of 602 degrees.
- In 2014 the only human being alive that could successfully outrun a 4 meter titan is Usain Bolt (Jamacian Olympic sprinter).
Other questions of note are ‘Why do Titans come from the south only?,’ ‘WTF is up with Levi’s super strength?!,’ and of course the ever popular ‘SHIT! A titan is coming, how do I escape?!’
All in all, I think this is going to be one fascinating read. My roommate and I are not going to be left in the dust when the titans attack. ^^ Pre-order your own copy here!
…….But what’s in the basement?
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best use of that gif ever
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