Anonymous said: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site)
222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.
FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.
Outreaching for LOOKING (HBO TV show)
Seeking talent who are Transgender Identified/ Trans Actors
Sammie and Andie - MTF and FTM Talent Age Ranges: 18-22 (Must look 18-years old). Any Ethnicity. Transgender Youth at a Shelter.
Shoots: Sept-October 2014 (SF, CA).
Please email headshot/resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks Tina D’Elia, Casting Associate - Nina Henninger Casting, CSA
Anonymous said: White people who are suddenly curious how many non-black unarmed people of any race are killed per week by cops after 1 black man is killed every week for four weeks by police.
Even if this were an even remotely common thing (it isn’t), racists seem to miss the point, that even if this shit were to happen (it hasn’t), we would never see any attempt to cover up or not investigate or smear the character of the (hypothetical) white victim. And if there were protests (there wouldn’t need to be, because that shit would be faithfully and transparently prosecuted), those protests would never be quelled by riot police shouting racial slurs.