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As much as I disagree with MatPat's theories, when I saw his newest video I was devastated by the news.

I can't believe this. I can't believe that Ronnie "Oni" Edwards is gone.

People with internal struggles need all the help they can get.

What will it take for people to actually do something to stop suicide? When will we work together to make this nightmare, go away? Suicide isn't even supposed to exist.

If anybody who follows me, or anyone who even gets to see this video, please, for the sake of everyone who loves you, reach out to deal with your pain. Tell us everything that's hurting you. We can help you, and we will help you.

Don't go down the path you would never come back from.

Now to anyone who doesn't have these struggles, or even have a friend or loved one who does, please do all you can to keep people from committing suicide. Life is short enough as is, don't let it be cut even shorter.

The stigma against suicidal people has to be lifted, otherwise we could lose those people forever. :(



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CaptainExplosion said:

As much as I disagree with MatPat's theories, when I saw his newest video I was devastated by the news.

I can't believe this. I can't believe that Ronnie "Oni" Edwards is gone.

People with internal struggles need all the help they can get.

What will it take for people to actually do something to stop suicide? When will we work together to make this nightmare, go away? Suicide isn't even supposed to exist.

If anybody who follows me, or anyone who even gets to see this video, please, for the sake of everyone who loves you, reach out to deal with your pain. Tell us everything that's hurting you. We can help you, and we will help you.

Don't go down the path you would never come back from.

Now to anyone who doesn't have these struggles, or even have a friend or loved one who does, please do all you can to keep people from committing suicide. Life is short enough as is, don't let it be cut even shorter.

The stigma against suicidal people has to be lifted, otherwise we could lose those people forever. :(

I've always enjoyed MatPat's theories.  Even when I found myself disagreeing with them, they were always fun videos to watch.

I caught this one late last night, and just hearing the tone of his voice I knew something was wrong.  I never knew who "Oni" was, but I really feel for Mat.  Depression is one of the most cruel afflictions for the mind, and it should not be stigmatized.  Stigmatization gives it strength and weakens the support networks that are meant to help those who suffer from it.  

I have a friend online who lost someone to Depression.  No one even knew he had it until they gave his behaviour a lot of thought after the fact.  He just sat in a chair one day while his wife was playing with his kids and he put a gun in his mouth.  The battle doesn't have to end that way.



I remember enjoying Digressing and Sidequesting and wondering why Roni wasn't as prolific as the other "Theorists", since I was much more interested in that sort of content. The stigma around therapy is ridiculous! Everybody should go to therapy, even when everything is fine. Maybe then we could prevent this sort of tragedy a lot more often.



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SuaveSocialist said:
CaptainExplosion said:

As much as I disagree with MatPat's theories, when I saw his newest video I was devastated by the news.

I can't believe this. I can't believe that Ronnie "Oni" Edwards is gone.

People with internal struggles need all the help they can get.

What will it take for people to actually do something to stop suicide? When will we work together to make this nightmare, go away? Suicide isn't even supposed to exist.

If anybody who follows me, or anyone who even gets to see this video, please, for the sake of everyone who loves you, reach out to deal with your pain. Tell us everything that's hurting you. We can help you, and we will help you.

Don't go down the path you would never come back from.

Now to anyone who doesn't have these struggles, or even have a friend or loved one who does, please do all you can to keep people from committing suicide. Life is short enough as is, don't let it be cut even shorter.

The stigma against suicidal people has to be lifted, otherwise we could lose those people forever. :(

I've always enjoyed MatPat's theories.  Even when I found myself disagreeing with them, they were always fun videos to watch.

I caught this one late last night, and just hearing the tone of his voice I knew something was wrong.  I never knew who "Oni" was, but I really feel for Mat.  Depression is one of the most cruel afflictions for the mind, and it should not be stigmatized.  Stigmatization gives it strength and weakens the support networks that are meant to help those who suffer from it.  

I have a friend online who lost someone to Depression.  No one even knew he had it until they gave his behaviour a lot of thought after the fact.  He just sat in a chair one day while his wife was playing with his kids and he put a gun in his mouth.  The battle doesn't have to end that way.

The battle isn't even supposed to exist. All suicide brings nothing but pain and sorrow if it happens, there are no benefits to it.

If we all reach out to someone we think might be having psychological problems the world will become a better place, and make this nightmare go away.



This video is very sad and emotional, it made me sad that I didn't know who Ronnie was.

Unfortunately though, many people including big name celebrities have killed themselves and it hasn't changed the stigmatization of suicide or depression. The most it's done is bring the conversation up for a few weeks. I don't really know what can be done to fix the issue honestly.



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Was sad news indeed. Suicide is definitely a big issue. Recently another Youtuber, cobanermani456, revealed that he has been having suicidal thoughts recently and is barely clinging on to life at this point.

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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
This video is very sad and emotional, it made me sad that I didn't know who Ronnie was.

Unfortunately though, many people including big name celebrities have killed themselves and it hasn't changed the stigmatization of suicide or depression. The most it's done is bring the conversation up for a few weeks. I don't really know what can be done to fix the issue honestly.

Seriously? Is the world really that apathetic? Disgusting.

How can people care so little about the mental health of people with self-destructive tendencies?



CaptainExplosion said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
This video is very sad and emotional, it made me sad that I didn't know who Ronnie was.

Unfortunately though, many people including big name celebrities have killed themselves and it hasn't changed the stigmatization of suicide or depression. The most it's done is bring the conversation up for a few weeks. I don't really know what can be done to fix the issue honestly.

Seriously? Is the world really that apathetic? Disgusting.

How can people care so little about the mental health of people with self-destructive tendencies?

Because people usually only care about things that affect them directly. And a scary amount of people still think that mental disorders are not real problems. I've lost count of how many times I've told someone I had anxiety and the person said "everyone has anxiety sometimes" or something along those lines.



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CaptainExplosion said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
This video is very sad and emotional, it made me sad that I didn't know who Ronnie was.

Unfortunately though, many people including big name celebrities have killed themselves and it hasn't changed the stigmatization of suicide or depression. The most it's done is bring the conversation up for a few weeks. I don't really know what can be done to fix the issue honestly.

Seriously? Is the world really that apathetic? Disgusting.

How can people care so little about the mental health of people with self-destructive tendencies?

Then you stop it.  Go ahead, we'll wait here.  

Climb off your high horse.  It sure as hell isn't as easy as you make it sound.  It's not like turning off a valve.  Human beings are incredibly complex, both psychologically and physiologically.  There is no wonder cure.  It's probably always going to exist as long as people have emotions, to be honest, and our mental states are ruled by chemical processes.

  Ultimately, a person only has control over themselves.  The best you can do is try to convince them see things differently.  Even then, we all have our own demons, our own problems, our own tragedies, and there certainly isn't a magic fix for all of them.



fixed the title so its more appropriate to the topic and this is sad news indeed



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