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‘Beyond Blue’ on Owen Wilson

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

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