The Crazy Ones aired for one season on CBS and starred Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Photograph: /CBS
As most of you readers to my blog know, I usually take a different perspective on what’s happening in the news than the rest of the media and I usually turn out to be right so here is my take on Robin Wiliams.
He was not just depressed as they are saying, he was bi-polar. He was always very manic and depression comes along with that. I am very familiar with manic depression as before I met my wife I dated and lived with a woman who was a severe manic depressive or bipolar as they now call it. It’s a chemical imbalance in the brain. She had access to very good doctors and was on heavy duty meds that keep you from going too manic or too depressed, but she still had her moments and mood swings and had to be committed a few times. I was with her for five years. My current friend who I’ve known for 40 years now is bi-polar. When a bi polar person is in the manic side they can be very creative, nicer than the nicest person and do crazy things and tend to spend a lot. My friend brought a lexus he had to return when he was on his manic phase. The longer they are manic the harder they crash. When they get depressed if not treated right they can get very angry or very down. Many celebrities are bi-polar which is why they are good at what they do. Jim Carrey is one, the late Jonathan Winters was another. I believe this was the case with Robin Williams. When he was manic he did his best acting and also did crazy things as they tend to do which is why he talked so fast. Look at his Mork character. He also brought two multi -million dollar mansions. I don’t think he got the right treatment from good psychiatrists otherwise he would be alive today. He got depressed because he owed 20 million dollars in two divorces and was selling his 30 million dollar ranch to pay for them. He had another 100 million dollar house in San Bernadino he couldn’t afford anymore, his career was failing as they released a current picture he did and it bombed so bad to critics and preview audiences they withdrew it and he had to resort to doing a TV series which he hated to do and that was canceled. He said he didn’t want to do the series and didn’t want to do Mrs. Doubtfire again and the other four he was doing because making films “brought out his demons,” but he said, “It paid the bills.” His half brother committed suicide a few years earlier the same way almost to the day. He also was distressed that his three best friends John Belushi, Andy Kaufman and Christopher Reeves all died younger than him and before him. He was smiling on the outside, but must have been suffering on the inside. His world was crashing in around him because of his condition and super ego like he had. Very sad indeed. My bi-polar friend said he (Williams) could have been stabilized and saved with the right doctors and with the right medication like he is. Rehab isn’t enough. I think the cocaine and alcohol contributed to it after being sober for 30 years and recently back on it again.
I saw this interesting comment to an article about him: