(note: this episode is dedicated to robin williams and is meant to inspire all of us to stand up and fight the real disease of depression)
there are varying levels of suicidal thought, and the levels within those levels are mentioned in today’s podcast, but ultimately the question most asked about suicide is, where does it come from? how does a person get to that point that a person no longer wants to live? many are faking the life they are portraying because they feel all alone and there’s safety in not letting people know; until it’s too late. there’s a fear of public shame admitting that we need help. we all talk as if we would help and support, but we’re all in our own lives. it all gets abused, and the question remains, why? why do humans complete suicide? why fake life until it's taken by one's own hand?
wes and ryan declare that we need to stop the insecurity of blaming roles which spark darkness. curing the circumstance of chronic depression by breaking patterns with thought process of wanting change is simple but extremely effective. make the conscious decision to stop. it’s not an overnight cure, but the start of one. wes used an analogy of a rose garden: within one week, if weeds are not dealt with, it’ll take over. laughter can be used as fertilizer, but it doesn’t deal with core issues. if that one weed is left, it could overtake all the beauty. until it is permanently removed, it will never go away.
in order to inoculate against the virus that is depression, we must create a vaccination, or virus just as powerful but with positivity. this will combat depression with a movement that life can be whatever you want it to be when you get out of the way and let it happen. love is the ultimate vaccination.
what did robin williams do? he committed suicide. who did it effect? the world.
please watch this video if you are suffering for any form of sadness/depression:
HUMAN help lines:
email email@example.com with the subject WES or RYAN in the heading.
save (suicide awareness voices of education)
http://twloha.com/find-help to write love on her arms, a help program with lots of helplines for the specific pain you’re facing.
the tapping solution’s blog post on robin williams with many help lines and resources for alternative methods to cure depression.
call national suicide prevention lifeline: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-800-273-8255 (talk) or international: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
links to check out:
co-star child actors from hook and mrs. doubtfire pay tribute to robin williams
mrs. doubtfire child actress lisa jakub “thank you note” to robin williams
google search robin williams tribute
A HUMAN PROJECT “real” video
google search of robin williams interview clips
famous people struggling with depression
scientific study that the neglect of love is more damaging to human brain than physical abuse
suicide prevention lifeline
brandon marshall creates program after diagnosed with multi-personality disorder
heath ledger suicide due to tough psychological role of characters?
dr. sarno on healing emotional back pain
strong from the inside out with amy clover
alexandra’s story which lead wes to create A HUMAN PROJECT
fans remembering good will hunting character of robin williams
new york daily slams robin williams shortly after death then receives onslaught of reprimands
“inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” –matthew 25:40
modules from superhuman.life
other interesting links & references by natalie
maslow’s hierarchy of human needs explains that even the most basic needs are to be loved.
david letterman remembers robin williams who didn’t know that the man he had known for over 38 years was in pain and suffering,