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A struggle with depression

THE world was shocked when newspapers from all over the world reported that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died on August 11.  What was even more shocking was that the world’s famous comedian committed suicide due to depression.

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GOOD-BYE, CRUEL WORLD!

It was around eight in the evening when Luceno Bejona, security guard under the Paseca Security Agency, heard a big bang at the entrance-exit of the parking lot of one of the biggest malls in Davao City on August 21 last year.

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Did too much joy kill Robin Williams?

DO a basic search for Robin Williams, and—amid “beloved”—you are likely to find descriptors like “high energy,” “manic” and “genius.” Watching any of Williams’s improvisations or comedic performances, one can literally feel the energy he was capable of generating through his art. His high-energy public persona, juxtaposed with his fatal private battle with depression, underscores the wisdom in the above passages.

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