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Robin Williams Suicide

Tom Arnold And Robin Williams Ate Only Turkey For Two Weeks In 1995

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The only movie Tom Arnold and the late Robin Williams made together was 1995's "Nine Months," by all accounts a below-average comedy about a surprise ...

Robin Williams' Cause Of Death Officially Ruled A Suicide

AP | By KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California ho...

Marc Maron Remembers 'Horrifying' Conversation With Robin Williams About Suicide

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Marc Maron's powerful interview with Robin Williams, which he conducted for his "WTF" podcast in April 2010 and re-released this summer, was seen in a...

Food for Thought on Yom Kippur: Suicide and Mental Illness

Joanne L. Harpel, M.Phil., J.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanne L. Harpel, M.Phil., J.D.

I'm often asked whether suicide is a "choice," and of course in some literal sense it is. Yet it's a decision profoundly influenced by the hopelessness, distorted thinking, and compromised decision-making that can result from serious mental illnesses.

Thank You, Henry Rollins, For Your Offensive Comments About Depression and Suicide

Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D.

The concept that mental illness is a disease which twists reality and affects the way one thinks, perceives and remembers is one that is not often discussed. Blame towards the victim and a lack of understanding is what keeps so many alone with their secrets.

Letter to Jenny

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Pauline Hawkins

Unfortunately, it is too late for Jenny. I hope it's not too late for someone else who happens to read this letter. I don't want to lose another child, friend, family member or stranger to the pain of hopelessness.

I Cry -- A Lot

Frank M. Hobson | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank M. Hobson

I have been depressed for so long that I simply do not know who I am not depressed. I don't remember a time in my adult life, adolescence, or childhood that I would consider myself not depressed. It is who I am.

Pat Robertson Blames 'God Of The Heathen' For Robin Williams' Suicide

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion

Pat Robertson thinks he knows what could've saved Robin Williams: More Jesus. On his show "The 700 Club" on ABC Family Wednesday, Robertson warned...

How One Of Robin Williams' Final Generous Gestures Is Helping Students In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact

Along with good laughs and memorable characters, Robin Williams' legacy will live on for decades through the education of underprivileged students. ...

A Butterfly Effect of the Life and Death of Robin Williams: Compassion as a New Christian Response to Suicide

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

The butterfly effect here is that this later-life suicide of one struggling person set in motion a public response including character attacks that, in turn, by extension, feel like an attack on all of us who struggle to stay sober and alive each day.

Depression and Suicide Among Older White Men Is No Laughing Matter

Lata K. McGinn | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lata K. McGinn

White men, who hold the position of highest privilege in society, tend to have less experience facing negative or stigmatizing experiences as compared to other groups who may have spent a lifetime learning to cope with such experiences.

It's Time To Talk About Suicide

Jennifer Romolini | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Romolini

Suicide is still such a taboo that most people are afraid to open up about what's going on with them without fear of some kind of judgment. It's important to be able to confront these incredibly scary issues without so much fear.

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light On Higher Suicide Rates Among Boomer Men

Religion News Service | Kathleen O'Brien | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty

Robin Williams’ suicide may not have been that surprising: Baby Boomer men are 60 percent more likely to take their own life than their fathers’ g...

What the Robin Williams Tragedy Means for You

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

As sad as it is that we have lost Robin Williams, if his death can prevent further suicides, perhaps Williams's legacy and contribution to the common good does not have to end with his untimely passing.

'Family' Pundit Makes Bizarre And Offensive Link Between Robin Williams' Death And 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg makes a bizarre link between Robin Williams' death and "ex-gay" therapy in a blog post. Sprigg, who is...

Letterman Remembers His Friend Of 38 Years In Touching Tribute

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy

There have been many moving Robin Williams tributes recently, but this one definitely sets itself apart. In his first show back from break, David L...

Robin Williams Fulfilled Bucket List Wish For Young Mom With Terminal Cancer

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

In the week since Robin Williams’ passing, it has emerged that this beloved actor’s skills stretched far beyond the big screen. Perhaps one of ...

Robin Williams, Connectedness and the Need to End the Stigma Around Mental Illness

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

The first response most of us have to news of a suicide is: Why? And certainly the tragic death of Robin Williams was no exception. How could a man who brought so much joy and brightened the day for so many fail to feel the same thing for himself? Robin Williams' talent, his warmth, his energy, his generosity of spirit and his bigheartedness might have been singular, but his sad decision to take how own life was, unfortunately, all too common. And it's a heartbreaking decision that more and more people are making every year. So as we ask "why" about Robin Williams, we should also broaden the question. Why tens of thousands of people? What is happening that so many people make this irrevocable choice? What are we missing in our culture? How can we open up the conversation on this issue to make other choices seem more realistic and appealing?

Why Robin Williams' Passing Is a Reminder to Bring Mental Illness Into the Spotlight

Nicholas Covino | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Covino

Silence should not be the legacy of a man who caused entire theaters to burst into laughter. In the wake of this tragedy, we must find the strength for an ongoing conversation about mental health, a topic that is too often addressed in whispers.

Robin Williams Hugged Me Today

Rhonda Britten | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

The world is tough enough. The world is hard enough. Hug the people you love today. Hug the people you work with today. Just hug one another. Let's take care of one another. It may be the thing that saves us.

How Robin Williams Inspired Kids to Become Teachers...or Just Drop Out and Join a Band

Jessica Prois | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Jessica Prois

The "What will your verse be?" scene was the first time school seemed relevant to life in general.

Dick Cavett Calls Robin Williams Daily News Cover 'Yellow Journalism'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Much of the media focus surrounding Robin Williams' death has been on the explicit and often invasive details of the actor's suicide. Williams' long t...

Robin Williams and the Under Toad

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

Since Robin Williams' tragic death this week, I can't stop thinking about the Under Toad. If you're a fan of The World According to Garp, which Robin starred in back in 1978, you're probably feeling that same chill.

A Better Way to Remember Robin Williams

Melody Moezzi | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Melody Moezzi

Instead of turning to entertainment journalists analyzing a publicist's statement about the actor "battling severe depression" to confirm some sick curiosity, we ought to look where Mr. Williams wanted us to look, where he left so many astounding gifts and treasures, where he lived and where he still lives -- in his art.

On the Death of an Acquaintance

Madeline Wahl | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

I will never understand death. I will never know the intricacies of how it works. I don't know who will die next, and whether it will be someone who I'm close with or someone I barely know or have never met.