Stigma killed Robin Williams and many others: A Stigma Story

April 23, 2015

Shine a light…

takingthemaskoff

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Photo credit to brian Meyer, amazing work.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” -Albert Einstein

Robin Williams didn’t kill himself, stigma killed him. It kills many people like him everyday. Here is how:

STIGMA, that is the reason people do not ask for help. STIGMA is the reason people do not go to the doctor and say I’m depressed, or I’m an addict, or I do not feel things like anyone else. Who wants to say that they feel all these intense emotions?

Especially when you know what the result is likely going to be. When you know likely what will happen is the doctor…

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3 Responses to “Stigma killed Robin Williams and many others: A Stigma Story”

  1. Oh don’t get me going! Great great write my friend. My idealistic mind wants to rid all stigmas. It’s a silent killer!

    • DeRicki Johnson said

      Yes! Agree wholeheartedly. Wish I could take the credit for this great piece, but it is a reblog from a blog by @takingthemaskoff

  2. Elle said

    these stigmas need to be shattered. too many are permanently broken because they live under torment too afraid to admit or seek help for depression and or mental illness.

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