Colin O’Donoghue on the set of OUAT (August 12th 2014)
Okay… So I mentioned about doing a give-a-way with this mug that I painted at Color-Me-My, but I have been so busy with the new full time job that I haven’t been on very much. I have never done this before soo… I’m just winging it.
So here it goes,
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On September 1st a winner for the mug will be picked at random. And if there are more notes I’ll pick more people and I’ll send various sketches or fandom things as well. :D
I will contact the winner once they are chosen and they will have 48 hours to respond. And yes, I’ll ship internationally.
First off let me make something clear. I am not a doctor or an expert nor I intend to be. Because through my personal life and work enviroment I have been close to this disease, I think I have heard and lived enough to be able to put in my two cents.
Also, and this is solely my opinion, you can have yours, I believe suicide is by no means an act of heroism or a solution, but neither is it cowardly and selfish.
Having said that…It touches a nerve when people say “I took myself out of the depression by being positive and believing and I did it for myself and my family, why couldn’t they?” It’s not that simple, and there isn’t always just one answer…sometimes there is none. If you did, congratulations! You suceeded. But guess what? There are levels for this disease. A person suffering from depression can feel perfectly fine one minute, and go down into darkness in the next…and yes, even the highest level of depression can be treated and contained and if you are lucky you won’t need any outside help. But for those whose condition needs treatment therapy has to work, medications have to work, their brain has to accept the chemicals and make them better. All “feelings” are a chemical reaction of the brain, and as much as anyone can mention the heart as a means to get better, that organ just pumps blood through your body, nothing else, the other notion is just an abstract tale created by man. If you can make it, good for you! I’m really glad that worked out! There is no better feeling than to overcome a test and win that battle.
Some people aren’t as lucky. Nowadays there is even proof (through DNA testing) that a person’s body may be unable to assimilate certain drugs that will work wonderfully for others, and even if they did why do you think there is a “black box warning” in all those pills? Maybe before the meds this person didn’t want to do anything and after they took them their brain wants to make them do things, be more proactive. So if they wanted to end their life well guess what? The medicine they just took will give them all the incentive they needed. That is why they have to be supervised, treated, observed, and tried on different things until something finally works. This sometimes takes years, even lifetimes.
Everyone who supports and admires Robin Williams, first and foremost his family, wishes all that love had been enough for him to stay. Sometimes everything is just empty no matter what. I wish people would stop judging. I wish they remembered who he was, how much he inspired people, how despite everything, he made us laugh, and think, and learn, and dream. To some of us he was a huge part of our childhood and adult life. I read somewhere and feel the same when they said “I feel like I’ve lost a favorite uncle”.
Not everyone is strong and not everyone thinks life is wonderful and fulfilling. Everyone has their battles, and some people’s battles are so grueling that they come to the point of losing them. Depression is a disease, and just like any other disease it eats you up, and if not treated correctly or left untreated, just like any other disease, it will kill you. Pain, sadness, and happiness are not always a “choice”. Before judging and coming to a conclusion about depression, mental illness, and suicide, consider that.
Robin Williams is one of my heroes because of the way he lived. I wish for people to stop talking about how he died and remember how he lived, what he did for others. And if we are going to talk about how he died, then let’s do it to bring awareness on mental health, its problems and possibilities.
If you, or someone you know feels sad, hopeless, and thinks there is no other way out, PLEASE seek help. If not on the people around you, from hotlines and/or profesionals. There is always someone willing to help and listen, there is always someone who cares.
"Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did."-Robin Williams 1996 “Jack” (via mariesammy)
Rest in Peace
Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Rest in Peace, Robin Williams.
July 21st, 1951 - August 11th, 2014
Thank you for bringing joy into my childhood and life with your voice and acting. Thank you for your contagious jokes, your wacky impersonations, and amazing acting. Thank you for making my childhood experience better, and thank you for bringing joy to those even though you battled with your own joy. If only you could have known how much you’ve impacted people. Your life work will live on, and you will never be forgotten. I know I won’t forget you. Thank you for helping me whenever I felt sad and having a film for every mood. Gone, but never forgotten.
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
Robin Williams ( July 21st 1951 - August 11th 2014)
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