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  • “ If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them. ”

    —    

    anonymous reader on The Dish

    One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

    (via mysweetetc)

    “ I wanted to tell you everything. And that hurt because some things were too scary. Some things even I didn’t understand. ”

    —    Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why (via loveless-people)

    “ You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood. ”

    —    Junot Díaz (via theimperfectideal)

    (Source: , via notammy)

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