I don't understand why you are so determined to view this man as some kind of washed-up failure at the end.
More proof that so many people have no idea what depression is and what sort of toll it takes from its victims. First you need to have a heart and a soul to begin to understand the problem and the depths one can sink.
Who documented that Williams had a diagnosis?
Quote:Who documented that Williams had a diagnosis?
Is there some reason that I do not see that would cause us to question his wife word on this matter?
the fact that his publicist claims that he had no money trouble, that when he clearly said that he did he was according to her "joking". The williams camp seems to have weak fidelity to truth. Besides, I have not seen where she claimed a diagnosis from a pro, maybe she diagnosed the condition of depression.
You are in this case you, seems to be trying to build the Sear Tower out of tooth picks.
I have been asked a lot over the last few days why certain aspects of a death by suicide should not be reported. In short it's to keep people, who may be struggling with their mental health, safe. We know that around 6,000 people take their own life every year in the UK, and thousands more will attempt suicide, seriously contemplate it and battle mental health problems.
When done correctly, media coverage can be incredibly powerful in helping people to seek support and advice. It can also contribute towards changing public attitudes towards mental health problems and reducing the stigma that sadly still exists.
he was being pursued by greedy Hollywood types
I find it impossible to believe that you have not personally known the anguish of people who have owned homes that are supposed to be worth $1 million, which they have been trying to sell for $900,000 but cant, and dont have the money to pay the property taxes.
the fact that his publicist claims that he had no money trouble, that when he clearly said that he did he was according to her "joking".
"My only companions, my only friends as a child were my imagination," he said.
Williams was bullied badly during childhood for being chubby and would often spend much of his time playing alone in the family's large home to avoid his tormentors. Eventually, he conquered his overweight label though by joining the wrestling and tracks teams, and realised he could make the other children laugh as a way of gaining respect from them.
'My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare.
'My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments.
'While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions.
'It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
'To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
'Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.'
I think a lot of us would check out early with a diagnosis
like Alzheimer's or similar. Parkinson's is in that arena.
I have not found an exact quote yet but clearly Christopher Reeves long
tortured good bye weighed heavy on Williams at the time...I can well
imagine Williams saying to himself " no way am I going to go through that,
no way am I go to put my family through that".