Robin Williams’ Public Misdiagnosis

Although I am a little behind times with posting, in regard to Robin Williams’ suicide, I found this very much worth re-blogging:

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Disease?  Demons?  Almost every editorial I’ve read refer’s to Robin’s disease, or the idea that he couldn’t escape these Demons.  These definitions – or public diagnosis’ don’t sit well with me.  It’s not because I do not understand, or that I cannot relate.  It’s because I do relate deeply to Robin.  robin-williams-paley-center-3

Introduced to me as Mork, an alien, he was truly the purest, unfiltered, expression of the earthly human mind.  His gift for improvisation, where he can just let his thoughts, inspirations, and forbidden “politically incorrect” internal dialogue flow out, is to me the physical manifestation of the state of the human mind.  He embodies the true definition of “stream of consciousness”.

Was he diseased?  Did he have demons?  I feel disgusted by these definitions when it comes to Robin.  I feel as if he’s a family member, and I would NOT want these words in his eulogy.  If one…

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4 responses to “Robin Williams’ Public Misdiagnosis

  1. His wife said he had just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He didn’t want to face it. It’s hard to blame him. It was his last straw.


  2. Oh yes, I forgot about that diagnosis. So sad.


  3. hi I was on my way here to see your take on this subject I got distracted laf tks for the lead to this topic did not know about the parkinsons

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