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seifukucat:

sir could you just calm down for a second

seifukucat:

sir could you just calm down for a second

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rally for darren wilson

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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.

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FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.

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THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ

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koalachild i like how this is worded 

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#thank u   #yrs   #yed   #yes  

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ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

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themagicfarawayttree:

Katharine Pyle, Mother’s Nursery Tales

themagicfarawayttree:

Katharine Pyle, Mother’s Nursery Tales

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koalachild:

this boy on twitter was talking about how shitty people with bulimia are because they’re throwing up food while children in Africa are starving but like????? does tht make me a good person for consuming <1500 calories in the last three days? no. the food that is not consumed in the United States does not go to help people in need in our own country, much less Africa. it goes in the trash. I am SO MAD why do ppl think it’s a good idea to vilify and belittle people with mental illnesses for things that are literally out of their control? the biggest issue with people struggling with bulimia is not that the food they’re throwing up should be going to feed starving kids in Africa (which is such a stupid cliche used to illicit an emotional response from people like there are kids starving in the US too but hey going into another country and helping desperate poc just makes white ppl feel so GOOD about themselves), it’s that their mental illness is literally destroying their body and hurting them mentally as well. having an ed or really any type of mental illness is often very debilitating and traumatizing and ignorant ppl who make light of it and say negative and hurtful things about people afflicted with them have probably never experienced the scariness and sadness they can cause. saying callous and unkind thing about people struggling to regain control of their own thoughts is a really really horrible thing to do.
thank you that is all.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah still really fuckin mad about this like this is one of the biggest reasons i had to suspend my twitter usage (others being slut shaming and the fact that i couldn’t stop looking at people that made me sad’s profiles)

i still think about this moment all the time and how much of a tipping point it was for me to stand up for myself and people i love on social media and I’m really proud of me

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