We see a lot of stars with substance-abuse issues. Why?
I think celebrity itself is a drug. There’s withdrawal, because it comes in waves. You’ll be hot, and then you’re not, and then back again. Even now, with an Academy Award, it’s still, “Mork!”
Billy Crystal says stand-up is how you process the painful. Do we have to wish more painful things on you?
You don’t have to. I find them.
“The world has lost one of its most beloved artist and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.” Robin William’s wife Susan Schneider said in a statement this afternoon. “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.” -
I believe we do need to focus on the catalyst that killed Robin Williams. Depression.
Unfortunately, in reality, depression sucks. Depression’s a monster. It’s relentless, cruel and has no sense of humor. Depression’s a maze minus an exit door. Depression is your mind’s biology asserting its massive imperfections in ear-shattering screams. And depression can shriek. Depression doesn’t take a moment’s rest. Depression floods your blood with poison. Depression’s a fingernail-climb up an ice-carved wall. Depression wants only the worst for you. Depression fights back when you dare fight against it.
The creep-on of depression is extremely subtle. We ignore the calls, signs, symptoms and even the things we do to give it life. In Robin’s case it was drugs and alcohol. In someone else’s life, it could be bad eating habits, a redundancy, a broken marriage, dealing with child sex abuse or a death in a family. In men, depression is caused heavily by the feeling of failure. In anything.
Please mates, buddy’s and dudes. If you have a slight feeling where your sleeping, eating or energy is off – go speak to someone. If you note you’re turning to alcohol or drugs more and more, then mate – please go to one of the below links.
There are so many agencies, doctors and counselors who are highly educated in this area who can help you. And if you catch it early enough, you’ll understand what it is and work to eradicate it from your life.