Depression and Suicide

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Reblog from Todd’s Blog. Practical Teachings for Everyday Living

(Excellent piece on suicide!!)

Depression and Suicide

No doubt that by the time you read this you’ve heard that actor and comedian Robin Williams took his life on 11th of August. Apparently, he had fallen into depression, something he dealt with most of his life. He was on a cocktail of medications to help, but in addition to his anti-depressants, he was taking medications to combat early-stage Parkinson’s disease which may have exacerbated his depression and led to the suicide. Some of his friends have speculated that he committed suicide because he used cycling as a means to keep him sober and out of alcohol addiction, and he was afraid that when Parkinson’s took away his ability to cycle he would fall back into alcoholism. Maybe it is some combination of both…we’ll never really know.
However, his…

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