*falls down stairs in public*
just letting all australian tumblrites know that Space Jam is on Go tonight at 7.30.
philosophers-stoned said: Have you checked your smoke alarms? they beep to let you know the battery is low and needs changing.
defs not the smoke alarm. whitepajamas and i checked them very thoroughly earlier this evening. i can’t even tell where exactly in the roof it’s coming from because there are vents all throughout my house and the sound keeps bouncing around…
there is something in my roof that won’t. stop. beeping.
it has been beeping every ten seconds almost all night. i am losing my fucking mind. just when you think it’s stopped for good, it starts up again.
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."
FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.
(via leofarto)this reminds me of all the news programs covering his death following the story up with advice to call lifeline or beyondblue etc if you or anyone you know needed “help.” help from what? i’m being attacked by a fucking bear, should i call lifeline? i need someone to help me shift my lounge, should i call beyondblue? if you can’t even say the words “mental illness” or “depression” or “anxiety” all you’re doing is reinforcing the idea that this is something secret and not to be talked about. what do you think this makes the people experiencing these conditions think and feel?