I saw ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ about Mr. Rogers in the theatre. Part of it centered on Mr. Rogers’ struggle to love himself as an odd fit in the world, but mostly it was about his mission to teach children that every one of them deserves love and dignity.
Mr. Rogers and Daniel Tiger
In it, they discuss that Daniel the Tiger was the voice of Rogers’ inner child. They played a clip where his self-doubt comes out, and despite Lady Aberlin’s best efforts to assure Daniel he isn’t a mistake, he repeats
Suicides spiked 10% after Robin Williams took his life. My sincere hope is that doesn’t happen after Bourdain’s passing. Many genuine people are encouraging friends to talk to friends, and that helps… but I think it’s important for people to speak about their struggles with suicidal ideation like Bourdain did. When people like writer Yashar Ali dealt with depression for the first time, he knew who could help him, and it was Bourdain. Those of us doing well have to leave a roadmap for encouragement to those that aren’t.
How can someone like Anthony Bourdain take his own life when so
January 3, 2018
Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept
January 2, 2017