Here's What's Wrong With All Those Well-Meaning Robin Williams Tweets

August 12, 2014 9:20 PM

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When legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Aug. 11, many people took to social media to express their heartfelt thoughts and messages of mourning. Some of the most touching words from celebrities, organizations and fans lit up the internet in an effort to pay their respects.

As Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, tells the Washington Post, there's a major downside to viral social media posts like The Academy's because they have the potential to encourage others to take the same route by implying that they're "free"...

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