The Railway tracks and depression

The past couple of weeks, including writing my previous post a week ago following the sad passing of Robin Williams, have been packed with contradictions. I’ve had moments of deep sadness reflecting on responses to his passing and flood of unanswered questions and misunderstanding around the issues of depression, mental illness and suicide. Yet I’ve […]

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms,the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”

Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt

Hidden Danger

  The world awoke to the shocking and sad news of the passing of mega-talented and personable actor Robin Williams. The shock and sadness was deepened by the manner in which he died…….through “suspected suicide”! One tribute was headed:  Robin Williams: the sadness of a clown that couldn’t be fixed! Williams, like many others, struggled […]