Vail Daily health: Pay attention for suicide prevention

Vail Daily health: Pay attention for suicide prevention
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By Randy Wyrick

When comedian Robin Williams and author-activist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide, they did it alone. Williams hung himself. Thompson shot himself. Williams suffered from Parkinson’s disease and depression. Thompson was in chronic pain from a broken leg and hip replacement. Suicide is not painless The theme song to the old television series M*A*S*H is “Suicide is Painless,” but it’s a lie. Suicide does hurt, especially those left behind, said SpeakUp Reach Out, the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “Robin Williams brought laughter into every life he touched; Robin also suffered from depression,” the organization said. …

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