Suicide: Selfish ‘Choice’ or Unconscious Act of Desperation?

Robin williams good morning As you all know by now, the world lost Robin Williams, one of the most versatile, funny men in the entertainment industry. A man with more great movies under his belt than any other I can name. He was a legend, one I grew up with. The Birdcage and Mrs. Doubtfire are two of my favorite comedies of all time and Aladdin was my all-time favorite, most-sung Disney movie as a grade schooler. That’s one of the two questions people seem to be answering on their own when confronting the loss of such an icon…. Their favorite work of his, and then their thoughts in general on suicide.

Many celebrities have weighed in, most leaning heavily toward one side or the other. On one end, we have people who believe suicide to be the ultimate selfish act, and on the other, those who feel that it’s not a choice at all, but an act so desperate it’s committed without thought.

Gene Simmons: 

No, I don’t get along with anybody who’s a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim. Drug addicts and alcoholics are always: “The world is a harsh place.” My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don’t want to hear fuck all about “the world as a harsh place.” She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, “I’m depressed, I live in Seattle.” Fuck you, then kill yourself.

I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I’m the guy who says ‘Jump!’ when there’s a guy on top of a building who says, “That’s it, I can’t take it anymore, I’m going to jump.”

Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the fuck up, have some dignity and jump! You’ve got the crowd.

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Naked-For-Pay Teenage Mother Farrah Abraham Teaches a Valuable Lesson on Depression

Farrah Abraham sex tapeForget that incredibly meaningful and touching blog post by Allie Brosh about detachment! Porn sex tape star Farrah Abraham also knows a thing or two about depression.

“I have no relationships and I’m like, sad sometimes. So, taking all that into consideration, which some find it hard to, that’s what brought me here today,” she told Entertainment Tonight after being asked why she made a porno sex tape. “I felt this was my way of embracing my sexuality and being happy for me.”

She continued to say that she only took meetings with adult entertainment companies and released the porn tape herself because she was afraid the porn star she hired to bone her on camera (James Deen) was going to leak it without her permission.

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Jennifer Lawrence needs to shut up

Jennifer Lawrence crazyOn the heels of winning her Oscar for Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence confessed to E! she was feeling a little blue (Mystique pun totally unintentional).

“I want to sit on my couch and drink and not change my pants for days at a time,” she told me on the Oscars red carpet. “Don’t ask me about my schedule because I’m sinking into a bit of depression.

What’s troubling her seems to be all the work she has lined up over the next few months. Heartbreaking, isn’t it?

Not only did she win the top honor an actor can hope to achieve (HA!), she has a steady stream of income for the near future. That’s more than most people who go to her movies can say.

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To The People Who Bullied Amanda Todd…

Police were called to the home of 15-year-old Amanda Todd on October 10 after she committed suicide in her home in British Columbia.

A month before her death she posted a video called “My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm,” and it is basically a list of reasons why she took her life.

In 7th grade Todd sought attention on webcam chats. One man who the police are currently searching for coerced her into flashing him. When she refused to do more he sent a screenshot of her chest to her family and friends which, on top of some of the usual impulsive decisions most teens make (sleeping with a boy who had a girlfriend), led to her being bullied at school.  Continue reading “To The People Who Bullied Amanda Todd…”