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Robin Williams’ Suicide: Did He Have a Choice?

Robin Williams’ Suicide: Did He Have a Choice?

Actor and comedian Robin McLaurin Williams died by apparent suicide in his California home on August 11, 2014. His death has shocked and saddened millions all over the world. I’m personally stunned. I grew up with his performances, starting with Mork & Mindy on television when I was a kid. It’s a tragic, tragic loss. We took a hard punch on this one, and we’ll be feeling it for quite some time.

When a high profile person takes their own life, it triggers the debate about suicide itself. Is suicide selfish? Is it cowardly? How can anyone do that, anyway? And, most importantly, why didn’t they ask for mental health help? How come they didn’t make a different choice?

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Helpless, Hopeless? It Doesn’t Have to Always Be That Way

Helpless, Hopeless? It Doesn’t Have to Always Be That Way

I come up against this wall plenty, in treating anxiety: Combating the sense of hopelessness, of powerlessness, that only too often accompanies the worst symptoms of anxiety disorders.

  • How do I not get stuck when simply feeling things seems way above my pay grade?

“If you know neither yourself nor your enemy,
you will always endanger yourself.”

The Art of War

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When Anxiety Spells Doom: How Harold Camping Makes Us Doubt Ourselves

When Anxiety Spells Doom: How Harold Camping Makes Us Doubt Ourselves

Tomorrow is Judgment Day, according to the followers of Harold Camping. Believers say they will be taken up to Heaven, while the rest of us anxiously await the apocalypse, come October 21 2011.

I have to ask:

  • If the end of the world is tomorrow, why don’t more of us believe it?

Anxiety and ego strength

The answer says a lot about the way people deal with self-doubt, anxiety. And this is just one example of catastrophic, prepare-thyselves thinking.

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How Does it Feel to Survive a Friend’s Suicide Attempt?

How Does it Feel to Survive a Friend’s Suicide Attempt?

Coping with suicide, and its effects on survivors. PTSD, anxiety, and suicide prevention. From Kate White, Treating Anxiety Blog.

I’m somewhat reluctant to blog about suicide, but I have decided to put a few thoughts down. They’re rushed, unfinished thoughts because that’s the nature of the situation: a friend attempted suicide a few days ago. As I sat at the computer, contemplating what to say this week, I couldn’t think about much else.

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