While we all mourn the death ofRobin Williams, let’s be oh so careful to not subtly condone suicide. When people say things like “he’s free from the pain,” what does that communicate to people considering taking their own lives? Don’t make it seem like a choice he/she wants to make.
“If you know someone who is thinking of suicide, be a true friend and make sure he or she gets help.“
This is an opportunity to talk about mental illness, to talk about hope for those afflicted.
It’s not disparaging to try to learn from this tragedy.
It is hopeful and could possible save a life.
What kinda talk is that?”
-KW (both of them!)
PS: Before you call me insensitive, let me say that you know nothing about what I’ve seen in my family, friends, and my own life. Don’t tell me what I don’t know.