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In today's episode, blogger Sacerdotus talks on the suicide of Robin Williams. Robin Williams was a well known comedian and actor. He had a gift of improvisation that is rare among actors and comedian. Williams seemed to happy and joyous, so why did he commit suicide? Sacerdotus dwells into this and more questions. He addresses the Church's understanding of suicide and the misconceptions regarding it.
The suicide of beloved actor Robin Williams has led to a surge of calls to crisis hotlines. Today we talk about mental illness and suicide. According to Kay Redfield Jamison, author of Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide in her contribution to the Sourcebook of Brain Science:
Psychiatric illnesses do kill. More than 40,000 people in this country every year commit suicide. It is now the second leading killer of 15-24 year old, having moved ahead of homicide.
How to best honor Robin Williams? Listen in.
We've all heard by now of the tragic passing of one of the greatest, funniest, most talented artists to grace our lives, Robin Williams. This week we'll pay tribute to a great man. A man who made me personally, laugh so hard that I cried. Legendary rolls like The Fisher King, Dead Poet Society, Good Will Hunting and Mrs. Doubtfire just to name a few. He's life ended much too for his friends and family, for all of us.
Join in on the conversation this week. Either in the chat room, or calling in (347)637-1771. As we pay tribute to one of the greats....Robin Williams. This week. On-Air".
We wonder why Robin Williams, beloved by everyone, wealthy, funny and talented would hang himself. We constantly hear ourselves and others say "But he had everything!" The official story demands that we believe that he suffered from a deadly medical disease known as depression. I offer an alternative story as to why Robin Williams killed himself along with so many others who were experiencing life as I think he was. I did not know Robin Williams but have worked professionallly with many individuals who were living out stories that I believe were similar to the one that from which Robin could not escape until he ended his life. My story suggests that suicide is a desparate attempt to become unstuck from a place defined by emotions of self-loathing, fear of others, helplessness and hopelesness. We will explore possible reasons why individuals experience such "stuckness" and feel so desperate to escape from their own life story. Finally, I will suggest that the psychiatric disgnosis of depression confirms some of an individual's worst fears about themselves and therefore can do more harm than good.
Today the world lost an icon. A man who made us laugh for more than four decades. We lost him to an apparent suicide. The actor reported to have been battling severe depression. Tonight will be an ode to the amazing man who made us laugh, cry, and stole our hearts. Please join Candi and company as we relive our favorite Robin Williams moments.
Although it's everywhere, we'll be talking about the biggest story in the United States the last few days, the untimely passing of Robin Williams and how we move forward from here. There are so many thoughts and opinions and today we'll be talking about a few of them. Hope you'll join us live or will listen to archive at your convenience.
Millions were shocked to hear of Robin Williams' passing on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 and mourn the comedic genius. As a huge fan of his, I wanted to take a look at his incredible career and remember the good times, as well as how many he touched with his talents.
We'll also take a look at the debilitating affliction of depression and give you the tools for how to spot someone with this horrible disease.
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Tonight we will be discussing Robin Williams and the impact he had on all of us, along with discussing Mental Health issues and the stigma that surrounds it.
Here is the statement from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention about the loss of Robin Williams to depression:
"We are deeply saddened by the death of Robin Williams. When many media reports focus on the issue of suicide, it can often bring up painful memories for suicide loss survivors. Please remember to take care of yourself and your loved ones in the coming days. If you or someone you know is struggling please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)"
Robin Williams was a master at the spontaneous riff. He could just take a topic and go off on several different tangents, making them funnier and funnier as the ideas came to him literally on the spot. In this short chat from 2002 for the film Insomnia, he was in a really healthy and happy place. I have interviewed him over the years since 1982 and he never ceased to amaze and entertain me.
He talks about turning 50, but of course in the way that only Robin Williams can, his return to stand-up after 15 years, and the future of his own Cabarnet wine Chateau Pimm named for his son's middle name, which he loftily gives out to family and friends.
The artistry and comedy of Robin Williams will forever be missed, but never forgotten.
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