The recent suicide of Robin Williams is a tragedy for his family. For the rest of the world it is a great loss. I’ll admit to being a huge fan of the man. I understand addiction. I also understand some things about depression. Did Mr. Williams have Bipolar Disorder? I don’t know, that is between him, his family and his doctor. The discussion that we should be having on an International scale is how we as humans view and treat people with Mental Illness. Depression is a mental illness. There is no shame in being depressed, or seeking treatment for it. Yet. The headlines in one major paper referenced the fact that he was found in his bedroom, which was not the same bedroom his wife slept in. Reports are that his children are being badgered by the media, specifically people on social media who are being less than polite.
Today, I am traveling out to see David. So excited to see the little man. It has been a month since we placed him out there. Tweet #fighting4answrs
We are still here. WhyNotFathers.com has been largely quiet because there hasn’t been a lot to say. That has changed. David’s behavior is becoming more erratic. The residence has undergone a med wash with him. A med wash is where they take him off all of his meds and put him on new ones. This has been very difficult with out of control behaviors. We are looking at a temporary placement in a different facility while he completes the med wash. This other facility will be in a different town, around 5 hours from home. If David remains out of control then he will need to be moved to a different facility – Long Term. More as we hear about it. Tweet #fighting4answrs