Regarding Robin Williams. Here’s the thing about suicide. It IS cowardly and selfish. That said, it does not mean that the victim is cowardly and selfish. Suicide often means abandoning those who love you, who depend on you, and who have invested in you. There is nothing good about it, and nothing wrong with calling it what it is. But the person who does it is often a victim of mental illness, and we should not hold them completely responsible for their actions while impaired.