Anthony Green Records New Song for Suicide Prevention

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Suicide is the leading cause of deaths among young people, so even though there are numerous resources out there for people who are contemplating suicide, it never seems like there’s enough when someone close to you takes their own life unexpectedly.

With the recent death of Robin Williams ion which he took his own life, you start to realize that the signs are not always there for people who are contemplating taking such a big step and ending their lives. Even the person who seems to have their life all together might not be as put together as they seem.

In a way, Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green is trying to do his part by selling two new songs, “East Coast Winter” and “I’m So Sorry For Everything I’ve Ever Done” which are available on his bandcamp account, with all proceeds from the sales going directly to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

“I’m excited to share these two new songs with everyone. Music has always been my way of dealing with some of the loneliest and darkest times in my life and these songs helped me ring out some serious stuff that was going on in my head. I share them with you for free in hopes that if you are able you will help support the American association for suicide prevention. 100% of the donations will go to them. I’ve had to deal first hand with the debilitating effects of suicide and depression is something I think effects everyone in one way or another. Please help spread the word about this organization.”

Aside from his contribution to the foundation, it was just announced that Circa Survive will be releasing a CD/DVD deluxe edition of their fourth studio album Violent Waves through Sumerian Records on September 9. Pre-orders are currently up on Sumerian’s merchandise site.

Robin Williams Passes Away at 63

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UPDATE (sadly):

The corner’s office and the Marin County police department said in a press conference earlier today that Robin Williams had passed away from “an apparent hanging.” The actor had hung himself with a belt and was discovered Monday by his personal assistant.

He was found unconscious Monday and now the police department have revealed that Williams was found hanging and rigor mortis had set in.


 

For us, one of the hardest things to write about is the death of a celebrity, but what’s worse to report is when that celebrity is an actor which played an important part of your childhood.

Earlier today, it was reported that Robin Williams had passed away from an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. The actor had been battle severe depression and had checked into a rehabilitation center around the time his CBS comedy, The Crazy Ones was officially cancelled. This wouldn’t be the first time that Williams had checked into a rehab center; he had done so before in the past.

Williams played some of the most funny characters that as a kid growing up in the 90s kind of shaped what we thought was comedy (we even still watch Mork & Mindy on the Hub when they do play it). If you were to ask us what was out favorite Robin Williams film, three will instantly pop into our mind, though in reality it would more like five: Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage, and Hook. For all the laughs that he gave us, no one really knew what was going on behind closed doors.

Williams’ publicist did confirm that he had recently entered a 12-step rehab stint for drug abuse while also battling depression as of late. The comedian and Oscar winner was found dead in his home after the Marin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Williams’ house in the afternoon. He was not breathing when paramedics showed up, and was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

Sadly, the last time his wife, Susan Schneider saw him, was yesterday evening. Today, she had the horrible task of revealing what had happened in a statement where she asked for privacy for the family. “I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

We hope people do as she request, in memory of the man that managed not to creep us out as a cross-dressing nanny. The actor leaves behind his wife and three children.

His autopsy is scheduled to take place tomorrow, August 12 at the Marin County Coroner’s Office in San Rafael, CA.

“Genie, you’re free.” –Aladdin

Mindy McCready Passes Away at 37

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Mindy McCready wasn’t having a particularly great month; first her boyfriend passes away then her children are taken away followed by a judge forcing her into rehab. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office have reported that the country singer committed suicide and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Family members recently reported that ever since the death of David Wilson, the father of her youngest child, she had been on a downward spiral. Wilson, also appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in early January.

McCready had been making headlines since Wilson’s death; she had been accused of somehow playing a part in the record producer’s death. After pleaded that she had no connection to his suicide, her two children were taken away from her by authorities. She was then ordered by a judge to enter a treatment facility for mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation, but a day later was let out and allowed to undergo outpatient treatments instead. Now a little over two weeks later, this tragedy has unfolded.

In an interview in late January, she was quoted as saying that she had never been through what she had during Wilson’s death and that he was her “soul mate.”