My heart! Why would you do this to me!
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
This happened to me on a train ride. Don’t ever hold anyone who’s having a seizure you can actually damage they’r spine, also open they’r mouth by using his or her chin never use ur fingers. When your actually in a situation like this you will know what to do. Don’t panic.
Also important: NEVER try to put stuff in their mouth. No not your wallet, not a belt, not anything, ok? Yeah yeah yeah you think they’ll bite their tongue because you saw it on tv, BUT DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN OR IN FRONT OF THEIR GODDAMN MOUTH. You can seriously hurt them or they can choke on something or you’ll be obstructing their airway. The risk of you hurting them by cramming something in their mouth is much higher than the likelihood that they’ll bite off their tongue and/or choke on it.
The most important thing is to be calm and reassuring to the person having a seizure. They may be disoriented and panicky when they come to, so make sure to let them know where they are, who you are, what just happened, and that help is on the way so they can focus on getting their bearings.
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.
THE SPONGEBOB THEME SONG SLOWED BY 800% WILL HAUNT YOUR DREAMS
This was no joke, sweet dreams
HOLY SWEET JESUS YOU CAN HEAR THE CRIES OF THE PITIFUL SOULS FROM HELL
DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!
Aaand I peed
Yes… yes it does…