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Bipolar Library Director

This is a modified version of a post I made on my personal facebook last night, on the death of Robin Williams, a great artist who has openly admitted to being “manic” and suffering from depression.  I don’t know if he was ever diagnosed with bipolar disorder itself, but if there’s anything more needed than manias and depressions, I’m not sure what it is.

One of the great tragedies of bipolar disorder is that no matter how beloved you are, no matter how many people you make happy, no matter how good you are at anything, be it your work or your hobbies or your family – there is always, always, that nagging feeling that you suck, you are a terrible person, that you don’t deserve what you have and that you do, in fact, deserve to die.

Robin Williams lost a battle. He didn’t lose it because he…

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Comments on: "No cease fire. No armistice." (1)

  1. I put this up on the original blog and shall share here:

    It is, as someone who suffers from depression, better to become aware in these ways than in no ways at all…that is, I’m sure, what you are trying to convey. We don’t need more discussion of depression…we need more acceptance.

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