Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


‘Beyond Blue’ on Owen Wilson

posted by mkress

We here at Idol Chatter can fulminate all we want about media coverage of Owen Wilson’s suicide attempt, but Therese Borchard over at Beyond Blue, a blog all about mental health, can actually speak to how we can process and understand this sad news. Check out her post here. The most instructive part of her comments, to me, was this:

“What triggered it?” is everyone’s first question, a query that has always annoyed me. As if his break-up with Kate Hudson was the rationale behind his slashed left wrist and stomach full of pills. Such justification is our way of staying out of it, of segregating ourselves from those who can’t handle messy breakups. By assigning pain to a specific event or circumstance, we can hypothetically remain immune to that hopelessness inherit to a suicide attempt. Because we’re not dating Kate Hudson. And if we were, surely a breakup wouldn’t take us to that pathetic place.



  • Celeste

    After a devastating breakup, I fell into a deep, unrelenting depression that consumed me in whole. I attempted suicide twice, but was never able to go through with it. I entered therapy and was put on medication, I was feeling a bit better but asked the man who I had been dating to come to some therapy sessions with me. He said that he would help in any way he could. I gave him William Styron’s book Borchard mentions and he told me he thought Styron was being theatrical, overly dramatic. Not only was that one of the least compassionate statements ever made, it was simply ignorant. It’s a terrible fact that only those who have known depression can understand the intense, all-consuming pain of the disease. And, yes, it is a pain worse than any physical pain. As one description put it, “[depression] is the aloneness within us made manifest.” To me, it is the most accurate description of the malady there is and something that all those who have never been touched by depression can hopefully relate to.

  • Justina Turner

    I think as a nation instead of making things worst is to be praying for owen. We need to just leave him alone! Let him recover from this devastating tragedy that this HUMAN BEING has gone through! Ive Been there i know!and I was healed it can happen just give all your depression,anger,fears to the lord he hears are crys and wants to help us! God Bless you Tina

Previous Posts

"God"
      Catch Veggietales on Netflix November 26th - Click here to go to the next page for the next word in your special message and for an exclusive downloadable surprise at the end! IN THE HOUSE is VeggieTales for a new generation, available exclusively via the streami

posted 10:40:29am Nov. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Review: ‘VeggieTales: In the House’ Teaches Children Valuable Life Lessons, Fun for All Ages
If you’re looking for a show that teaches your child valuable life lessons with a relevant faith connection, “VeggieTales: In the House” is it! I had the pleasure of watching a full episode from the revamped Christian-animated series and had fun the whole way through. I joined Bob the Tomat

posted 2:53:08pm Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »

The Epic Story of the Early Church Continues
With much anticipation after the smash hit, The Bible, now you can get a glimpse of another epic story--A.D. A snapshot can be viewed of this new series during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. It will be a first look from executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey that will pr

posted 10:58:57am Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »

The Official Trailer for Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ Is Out, And It’s Magical
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20DF6U1HcGQ[/youtube] Have courage and be kind. Get ready! Disney has released its first official trailer for the fairy-tale classic ‘Cinderella,’ and it will blow you away. Contrary to the first teaser that simply focused on the glass slippers, this tr

posted 4:10:12pm Nov. 20, 2014 | read full post »

A Sobering Look at Cyberbullying
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMLJLFfwJV4[/youtube] With headlines blaring about cyberbullying, "Nowhere Safe" is a sobering look at what could go wrong is this “Family Approved” movie by The Dove Foundation. Two teen girls Mel and Alana launch a massive cyber attack on Ashley (Daniel

posted 3:41:32pm Nov. 20, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.