Robin Williams didn’t die form 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.

Tom Clempsom (via mollyfamous)
raysoccultbooks:

Gravity Falls.

raysoccultbooks:

Gravity Falls.

wtf-fun-factss:

Japanese artists creats edible chocolate legos -  WTF fun facts

wtf-fun-factss:

Japanese artists creats edible chocolate legos -  WTF fun facts

ashleycassaday:

I didn’t even have to guess what today’s sketch dailies topic would be. So here’s my tribute I drew for a man who was so full of laughter and love. I really did cry over his loss. Aladdin was one of the films I knew him best for since I grew up with it, along with so many of his other roles. Again, RIP Robin, I’m so sorry you had so much sadness in your life, but I hope that you are in a better place, laughing like you always did for the world.

ashleycassaday:

I didn’t even have to guess what today’s sketch dailies topic would be. So here’s my tribute I drew for a man who was so full of laughter and love. I really did cry over his loss. Aladdin was one of the films I knew him best for since I grew up with it, along with so many of his other roles. Again, RIP Robin, I’m so sorry you had so much sadness in your life, but I hope that you are in a better place, laughing like you always did for the world.

2014 so far

thesmashbro:

fabuloushetahungary:

toroheicho:

omidtheamnesiacender:

punished-gagsy:

anguisant:

the-internet-addict:

smallvagina:

kawaiiibatman:

smallvagina:

January: Selfie Olympics

February: Flappy Bird

lets see how the rest of the year goes

March: No Oscar for Leonardo DeCaprio

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April: it’s a metaphors, you’re a metaphors, we are a metaphor, if I see another metaphor I’m going to kill someone

May:

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June:

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Wonder how July is gonna be

i will keep reblogging this each month

July:

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August

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best-of-memes:

The feels .. :’(

dorkly:

catscan-fly:

I don’t know if this was already done before but I feel like I need to do this, so idk, and this was before a thing that a friend of mine wanted me to do for him, so idk, I wanted to post it heremy babies are canon<3333

Marceline and Princess Bubblegum Love Each Other. It’s Canon. Let’s Celebrate.
At a recent public event, the actress, Olivia Olson, who voices Marceline on the show Adventure Time, revealed it is official canon that Princess Bubblegum and Marceline used to date. She learned this in a conversation with Pendleton Ward, the show’s creator. Here’s the video evidence.
To celebrate their relationship through our favorite fan art, click here!

dorkly:

catscan-fly:

I don’t know if this was already done before but I feel like I need to do this, so idk, and this was before a thing that a friend of mine wanted me to do for him, so idk, I wanted to post it here

my babies are canon<3333

Marceline and Princess Bubblegum Love Each Other. It’s Canon. Let’s Celebrate.

At a recent public event, the actress, Olivia Olson, who voices Marceline on the show Adventure Time, revealed it is official canon that Princess Bubblegum and Marceline used to date. She learned this in a conversation with Pendleton Ward, the show’s creator. Here’s the video evidence.

To celebrate their relationship through our favorite fan art, click here!

rumbleroars:

avengenerds-assemble:

freakinmi:

I love Marvel movies. 

THIS WHOLE FANDOM IS ON DRUGS

OMG I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

chocolate-chipzz:

Sushi onnnn

chocolate-chipzz:

Sushi onnnn

beebuzzbee:

oh nooooooo

beebuzzbee:

oh nooooooo

cosmicwolfmama:

thefrozenrose:

therhumboogie:

By Chloe Giordano, easily one of my favourite artists of the moment, stitching the most incredible, stunningly beautiful little woodland critters in perfect illustrative detail. I want to buy that little mouse with all my heart.

These are the most incredible things I’ve ever seen embroidery wise. WOWOWOW

🌛

thecalmfangirl:

And sometimes you just need to have it all.

thecalmfangirl:

And sometimes you just need to have it all.