Dr Lieberman on how demons had nothing to do with Robin Williams's death


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A lot has been written already about Williams's tragic death, but I felt this article by Dr Lieberman from Columbia University in New York and the accompanying video were very thoughtful and offered new insights on how the language we use to refer to mental health problems fosters misunderstanding and contributes to stigmatise those suffering from them. He also effectively draws our attention to how very differently we treat mental health problems as compared to any other health problems.

I think it is very much worth a read on world suicide prevention day. Here it is in full. 

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