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« on: August 12, 2014, 01:53:46 am »

Robin Williams has apparently killed himself.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/robin-williams-dead-dies_n_5670050.html
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 02:11:52 am »

I heard. A tradgedy, the man was a beacon of humor.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 02:22:33 am »

oh... wow... though you where pulling my leg........ Cry
a sad day.
the world already feels, not so bright, anymore.....
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 04:20:40 am »

So sad. He was a comedic genius.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 05:18:44 am »

He will be missed.  Very shocking, and most tragic.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 06:47:36 am »

just watched my favorite movie of his. Bicentennial Man. gets me every time.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 10:58:32 am »

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 11:17:02 am »

Nanu Nanooooooooooooo !
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 03:03:31 pm »

Really sad to hear this. He made my childhood movies complete!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 03:24:55 pm »

It's sad to see him go, but downright painful it was in the way he did. He'll be missed.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2014, 06:06:17 pm »

It is truly horrible when a man who brought such joy to millions had such difficulty seeing it himself.
I hope you find the peace that eluded you in life. Rest well, Grand Master Williams.

 
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 04:16:14 am »

The world will brighten again, but it'll take a while. Godspeed, Robin.
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 05:56:01 am »

Na nu, na nu, no more Sad

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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 07:45:18 am »

Robin Williams Crazy First Appearance on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 03:30:43 pm »

Deflection, distraction, not looking people in the eye.
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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2014, 04:35:53 pm »

I know its not much but I hope the family get some consolation from the pain that is shared by his passing from the rest of the world
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2014, 04:50:16 pm »

This is really sad, I always had the impression that he was a very sad man, the same with a lot of comedians, kenneth Williams etc. He was very unique. I just hope that people will talk about mental health issues a bit more now so something good will come out of this.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2014, 07:12:07 pm »



Sadly he probably didn't remember that appearance at all, this was the right in the peak of his drug use. He was asked many times about doing Mork & Mindy, but only had a few stories to tell, the reason he explained was that he barely remembered even doing the show because he was strung-out like a research monkey for most of the time... Undecided



He was unfortunate in that he had a truly addictive personality - drink, drugs, and even his comedy, was all an effort to bring on a 'high'.
Was this the cause or a symptom of his depression?...  Certainly his drug and alcohol use would have had a bad effect on his brain, it would have further reduced his ability to produce / respond to normal levels of Neurotransmitters that are linked to depression.

I always knew he would end his own life some day, though I expected it would be due to the drink or drugs. Suicide was a shock, but not unexpected. He was a comic genius and a deeply sad man, it makes you wonder if his humour was for our entertainment, or for his own battle against his inner demons.

R.I.P funny man, you've earned it. :'(
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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2014, 04:54:46 am »



Neither.  Addiction, Depression, OCD and Anxiety can be concurrent, but don't always necessarily happen together.

As someone who has suffered from Anxiety Disorder, OCD and Depression, and have been treated for a number of years, I can tell you that the genes that produce low levels or serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain, and the particular combination that leads to one or more of those disorders, while not the same, are closely located to one another in the DNA.

The grandchildren of addicts tend to be OCD, statistically speaking.  Same goes for people with depressive disorder.  The only disorder in this family of disorders  which I have never experienced is addiction.

His need for attention was a sign of addiction.  His depression was concurrent. I ignore if he suffered from anxiety or OCD. But it is not unusual for multiple disorders to exist in people who were never treated early in life (e.g. there were no medications for children in the 1970's - Even at 45 years of age I'm too old to have had any access to treatment on time as is teh case with younger generations).
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2014, 07:43:59 am »

Addiction? Maybe. I think perhaps he was addicted to treating his own pain by helping everybody else with theirs. "Laughter is the best medicine," they say.

This ended up on my things to watch list on youtube. It's not all entirely apropos, I suppose, but much of it is, even though Van Gogh was a much different kind of artist.

So. A song by Don Maclean. Oddly apropos, I think.
http://youtu.be/oxHnRfhDmrk

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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014, 08:12:04 am »

Addiction? Maybe. I think perhaps he was addicted to treating his own pain by helping everybody else with theirs. "Laughter is the best medicine," they say.

This ended up on my things to watch list on youtube. It's not all entirely apropos, I suppose, but much of it is, even though Van Gogh was a much different kind of artist.

So. A song by Don Maclean. Oddly apropos, I think.
http://youtu.be/oxHnRfhDmrk

Are we listening?


Are we listening?  I don't know.  It's like trying to translate a language.  I could laugh at his jokes but I may never understand his pain

Well, you can be addicted to anything, and we do know he was addicted to alcohol and cocaine for a number of years and just prior to hos suicide he was in fact relapsing into alcoholism and was seeking help for depression.

Thankfully it is not an ironclad guarantee that you will be addicted and depressed at the same time, but they are closely related in the genome, and in fact depression can be triggered by all the problems in life which arise from the use of drugs...  Depression usually follows something else, like anxiety disorder can destroy your life first and then that leads to depression.
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2014, 12:51:05 am »

Maybe we're approaching the problem from the wrong angle.
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