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“I have battled depression all my life. It’s nothing special, in that it’s too common to be considered unique.” @henryrollins

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Henry Rollins, depression, suicide and owning up to your fuck ups and apologising.

On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 Henry Rollins called his weekly column for LA Weekly  ‘HENRY ROLLINS On ROBIN WILLIAMS’ Death: ‘F**k Suicide’

On Friday, August 22, 2014 he issued an apology on his website. This excerpt addresses depression.

“I have had a life of depression. Some days are excruciating. Knowing what I know and having been through what I have, I should have known better but I obviously did not. I get so mad when I hear that someone has died this way. Not mad at them, mad at whatever got them there and that no one magically appeared to somehow save them.”

He followed up on that in his next column the following Monday Aug 25, 2014 “Henry Rollins: More Thoughts on Suicide”. Below is an excerpt from the follow up column.

“In the short amount of space afforded here, hear me out. Like a lot of people, I have battled depression all my life. It’s nothing special, in that it’s too common to be considered unique. This state has made me have to do things in a certain way to remain operational. There have been some truly awful stretches, as I am sure there have been for anyone who deals with depression, that have at times rendered me almost paralytic. Hours pass and I slow-cook on a cold spit.”

From my own experience with depression I can say me too Henry, me too.

Oh and this here is my favourite quote of his.

Henry Rollins

 

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