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"Can you imagine the pain he felt as he experienced himself disintegrating?"
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The "big tent" factor of both American parties and the constraints of the "winner-take-all" presidency makes for some particularly strange bedfellows. But is the two-party system under attack this election cycle? It certainly seems so -- and it could well be to Secretary Hillary Clinton's advantage.
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When we lose a role model, we realize that the gap they've left behind, but it also brings to light the fact that others will have to fill that gap. There will be young minds who need someone to look up to, and that's a big pair of shoes to fill.
Teachers: we have this year to write a part for ourselves in a child's life. To write a scene for ourselves in a student's life. To influence a young person, a teenager, a young adult in the writing of their life account. It might seem a small role. But we are crucial in that we are those who can make a difference.
Once again, we miss him even more.
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I'm writing this a few days after the anniversary of the death of Robin Williams. I know it's a little late and this post would have been more appropriate on August 11, rather than now. But I've spent...
You'll laugh, you'll sing, but most of all you'll continue the memory of a great talent.
On August 11, 2014, Robin's life shockingly ended in suicide. Much commentary ensued over the past year. On this first-year anniversary of his passing, it seems more than appropriate to ask the question: What have we learned from Robin Williams' suicide?
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Robin Williams is about to touch our hearts in a dramatic film just one last time. The trailer for "Boulevard," the last film in which he appears on screen, was posted to YouTube on Wednesday. And jus...
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge a...
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The death of comedian Robin Williams last month sparked a worldwide discussion about suicide, its underlying causes and how it might be prevented. And, with World Suicide Prevention Day taking place Sept. 10, the subject is certain to generate more debate as people seek to understand this important health issue. Having spent 10 years researching the subject while working as a professor of psychiatry, I believe there are things we can do as a community to tackle this problem. With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to reflect on what researchers have learned over the years about strategies for preventing suicide.
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In Canada, I quickly realized, depression is one of the only life-threatening illnesses that you have to be rich to get proper treatment for. Since 1961, Canadians have taken care of our neighbours, our family, and our friends if they have illnesses like heart disease, or diabetes. But if they're suicidal or depressed? We've basically said tough luck -- deal with it yourself. This while more people are actually suffer from mental health issues each year then heart disease and diabetes combined.
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Some with Bipolar or other mental health issues but they had one advantage that Robin Williams did not (I really wasn't going to say me, please)... they had not learned how to succeed in life. They were stuck and nothing before our work had worked.
The 2014 Emmy Awards was a night to honour some of television's finest actors, but between the makeout sessions, the red carpet and the golden statues, Hollywood also took a moment to remember its fal...