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A THIN LINE

The news that Comedian Robin Williams has died, allegedly taking his own life, has brought about the only to be expected ‘Conspiracy Theories,’ involving numbers, significant dates, an illuminati human sacrifice, LSD dealing allegations and anything else that appears to be doing the Internet rounds at the present time.

I do not subscribe to any of these theories however.

Robin Williams was only one of thousands of people, many of whom are in, or were in the public eye who suffered from, or are living with Manic Depression, or Bipolar Disorder every day of their lives.

Bipolar is no respecter of wealth, intelligence, power, status, gender, ethnicity, personality or position, and until you have actually lived with it’s endless fluctuations, with it’s kaleidoscope of colours which have been likened to butterflies who fly with razor wings inside your mind, which exist alongside the ever-present spectre that is the desolate blackness and utter futility – you can never, ever, truly understand the nature of this particular beast.

And it can affect anyone, at any time.

It is often said that ‘genius walks hand-in-hand with madness’ and for those with bipolar, that is very often the case, as many of the most gifted, and most talented out there, are said to have, or have had the condition, and it is a notoriously thin line which separates the two.

All of the following people are believed to be BiPolar.

Angelina Jolie
Catherine Zeta Jones
Amy Lee
Mel Gibson
Amy Winehouse
Richard Dreyfuss
Sinéad O’Connor
Stephen Fry
Jeremy Brett
Jim Carrey
Rosemary Clooney
Robert Downey Jr.
Patty Duke
Carrie Fisher
Connie Francis
Linda Hamilton
Margot Kidder
Vivien Leigh
Burgess Meredith
Spike Milligan
Ben Stiller
Tracy Ullman
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Robin Williams
Ludwig Von Beethoven
Tim Burton
Francis Ford Coppola
George Fredrick Handel
Vincent Van Gogh
Ted Turner
Buzz Aldrin
Larry Flynt
Ray Davies
Peter Gabriel
Jimi Hendrix
Charley Pride
Axl Rose
Del Shannon
Phil Spector
Sting, Gordon Sumner
Tom Waits
Brian Wilson
Sylvia Plath
Theodore Roosevelt
John Daly
Ilie Nastase
Patricia Cornwell
Graham Greene
Edgar Allen Poe
Mark Twain
Virginia Woolf

17 Comments

  1. ex resident

    Why dont u do us all a favour and join him nutter

    • Jane

      Now what little abuser and his team are so totally obsessed with The Outlaw that they have to watch every word he says and leave such sad little pathetic threats to someone with Bi Polar to kill themselves? Only 1 little dribbly wimp I can think of who fits the bill (or his few abuser friends).

      Is it the same 1 who cried when a Private Investigator phoned his Nan?

  2. OPND

    Very well said Jimmy not everything is a conspiracy and some things just happen despite our best efforts to change them or prevent them happening to those we love. Take care Fella OPND x

  3. Jane

    I did see some complete idiot say that Robin Williams was a coward for taking his own life and that he should have just dealt with his problems and not killed himself.

    It’s that kind of totally moronic response that keeps the myths and stigma alive. Only a complete loser in the common sense department (or any other department for that matter) would ever say such an idiotic thing. Totally clueless some people. But then having enjoyed making peoples lives a misery their entire life, and causing much depression in quite a few people, you’d expect such an embarrassingly out of touch and uneducated remark like that from certain abuser types wouldn’t you?

    People should be careful really, it could so easily end up being them or a member of their family or a friend. Bit like those wimps who wait outside public loos to beat up gay people, they could very well end up having a gay child of their own. Likewise depression.

  4. Leena, Concerned Trans Woman

    A very good and moving post if I may say so Jimmy.

  5. Maggie

    Well said Outlaw, eloquently put. I also have mental health issues and admire your bravery for telling it like it is for a lot of us. Ex resident, stop being an absolute tool coz you never know whats round the corner, we all have our own dark places, watch you don’t fall in to yours!

  6. “People should be careful really, it could so easily end up being them or a member of their family or a friend. Bit like those wimps who wait outside public loos to beat up gay people, they could very well end up having a gay child of their own. Likewise depression.”

    Do you mean like one of those ‘village idiot’ types Jane, you know the ones who need to grab onto new bezzie mates all the time because they are so shallow? I wonder when the next new bezzie mate will turn up, I can see the ad now.

    “Wanted, new bezzie mate for an inbred village idiot. Must have loads a money, be a bit thick and have a nice house / campvan WHY. Oh and must like nice panties”

    Nice article Outlaw 🙂 I’m sure there are plenty of people who appreciate what you’ve written.

    • Jane

      Village idiot indeed Mildred and continuing to prove it on a daily basis like a real Pro. 😀

      As for Mental Health issues, so little is still really known in reality and it seems to be pot luck whether sufferers get the correct medication, support and care.

      I think GP’s are too willing to dish out drugs for minor episodes of mental illness like minor isolated incidence of depression (obviously not for conditions like Bipolar, because that is a completely different thing, where medication is essential to keep a person well and on as even a keel as possible.
      You can know several different people with the condition and they all be on the same medication but fairing very differently. Sometimes it takes a long time to get the right medication at the right dosage.

      I do think that for minor depressive illness that can be a one off, often as a result of too much stress or an event that is emotionally difficult, drugs are not always the best option to deal with the problem and in fact just mask the underlying issues sometimes.

      With the way the NHS is going, it’s a worry. Mental Health has never been well catered for and as the services lose funding, this can only be a bad thing for Mental Health services and support in the future.

      The Royal College of Psychiatrists has some useful info.

      RCPSYCH.AC.UK

  7. rainbowsophie

    Beautifully put JJ, when I heard the news late last night I immediately thought of Peter Sellers, another brilliant comic who died tragically young, albeit from a heart attack. However It has been suggested that Sellers was also Bi-polar which ties in with his tortured genius persona.
    I do think tho’ that the huge pressures of Hollywood – living your life in a never ending goldfish bowl – also do not help in this respect, hence the inordinate number of celebrity suicides we have seen in recent times.
    Robin W made some fabulous films – one, called ‘What Dreams May Come’, a very beautiful film about the nature of death and the afterlife, can now be viewed as life very eerily imitating art.
    Thank you also JJ for reminding us of your excellent post about Bi-polar, it helped me hugely in understanding a loved one.
    Oh and @ex resident – you just come across as a nasty, mean spirited, cowardly excuse of a creature.

    I’m glad JJ left your response up – just shows you up for what you are !!

  8. WHO KNOWS – THIS JUST MIGHT BE ON TOPIC;SORT OF:-
    “The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. It’s simply labeled “Draft,”
    dated 5 May 1955.
    It begins: “A portion of the Research and Development Program of [CIA’s] TSS/Chemical
    Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:”
    What followed was a list of hoped-for drugs and their uses.”

    JON RAPPOPORT

  9. DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?:-

    “In brief, the particular problem we cover usually unfolds like this. A mother herself seeks help from CPS or becomes involved with CPS through someone else’s report of suspected child abuse. Her child has been physically or sexually abused by a family member, usually by a male family member, or there are concerns the child is living in a home where there is domestic violence. At first, the mother naturally anticipates that CPS will try to help her and her child, and try to punish and stop the perpetrator. So hese mothers are stunned when suddenly the CPS/juvenile court system turns its sights on her, even though everyone agrees she didn’t perpetrate the abuse or violence.”

    FOURWINDS10

  10. “They just created the north American union” (IN FACT THIS HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR
    YEARS,CERTAINLY SINCE THE 2nd BUSH PRESIDENCY.NO-ONE IN THE U.S. HAS HAD ANY SAY IN THIS AT ALL.THE U.S. MSM HAS KEPT UTTERLY QUIET ON THIS & UNLESS AN AMERICAN IS NET-SAVVY,HE’LL KNOW NOTHING OF THIS.THE PLAN IS BASICALLY TO COMBINE THE U.S.,CANADA,& MEXICO INTO ONE COUNTRY,& THE WISHES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN GET KNOTTED.):-
    This letter informed me that as of Jan 1 2015 all trucks will be REQUIRED to obtain a new registration. This new registration will have a total of “59 states”, including Canada and Mexico.
    http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=1063

    AS YOU READ THIS,BEAR IN MIND ALSO THAT THE D.H.S.HAS BRANDED ALL FORMER U.S. SERVICE PERSONNEL AS “TERRORIST THREATS”,BELIEVE IT OR NOT:-
    I believe ‘something’ is up, and they are keeping close tabs on former soldiers, who have special MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) like my daughter had – Combat Medic. Just wondering, if perhaps this might be related to an Ebola outbreak
    http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=1065

    ELECTRONIC BIG BROTHER MARCHES ON;FOR YOUR OWN GOOD,OF COURSE:-
    “The “Internet of Things” is the next Big Thing. A universe of devices connected to data centers: your fridge, toaster, alarm clock, garage-door opener, pickup truck, self-driving car, thermostat, “intelligent toilet,” and other doodads.”
    http://wolfstreet.com/2014/08/06/youll-be-one-of-the-things-in-the-internet-of-things/

    MORE FROM THE HOME OF THE BRAVE & THE LAND OF THE FREE;OR,POLICE STATE AMERICA:-
    “Why do these cops need MARPAT camo pants again,” I asked on Twitter this morning. One of the most interesting responses came from a follower who says he served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division: “We rolled lighter than that in an actual warzone.”
    (I POSTED ABOUT THIS RIOT TOWN A FEW DAYS AGO.THIS IS THE LATEST.NOTE THAT THE U.S. COPS ARE NOW TRAINED BY EX-I.D.F. SOLDIERS & ISRAELI `SHIN BET’ PERSONNEL,A FACT YOU WILL NEVER READ ABOUT IN THE JEW-OWNED MEDIA,NOR READ ON THAT GREAT “PATRIOTIC” WEBSITE,”FREE REPUBLIC”.YOU YANKS ARE ALL PALESTINIANS NOW).
    http://www.businessinsider.com/police-militarization-ferguson-2014-8#ixzz3AFMYjMIC

    AND THEN I FIND THIS (AND IT’S ALSO MADE THE “DAILY MAIL”):-

    http://www.allnewspipeline.com/Missouri_Burns_Anonymous_This_Is_Your_Only_Warning.php

    AN EXPLANATION OF THE BANKING RACKETS OF TODAY & HOW WE GOT HERE:-
    “The September 2000 marriage which created JP Morgan Chase was the grandest merger in a frenzy of bank consolidation that took place throughout the 1990’s. Merger mania was fed by a massive deregulation of the banking industry including revocation of the Glass Steagal Act of 1933, which was enacted after the Great Depression to curb the banking monopolies which had caused the 1929 stock market crash and precipitated the Great Depression.”
    http://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/the-four-horsemen-of-banking/

  11. T

    Many people live each day believing that death is the only answer to their life, suicidal thoughts are daily and thankfully other factors such as family stop these thoughts turning into actions. Self medication feels like it helps in the extremely short term ( but those feelings return often magnified). It is sad to hear of any suicide, where I live we have had 2 in a month who have jumped from a clifftop, one a young man of 21.

    I’ve not been on the Outlaw Blog for a while but reading through the comments I notice that the little men with the tiny sticks (!!) are still trying to prod away at JJ, come on people turn that anger into something productive, the worlds fucked up, there must be a better target for all that rage !?

  12. EU to urge Latin America not to export food to Russia.
    http://rt.com/business/179684-eu-latinamerica-sanctions-russia/

    GOSH,I WONDER WHY?:-

    Spain seeks EU compensation over Russian food ban
    http://rt.com/business/179764-spain-russia-trade-compensation-eu/

    “The economic damage from the Russian boycott of Dutch food products could reach €1.5bn,
    Dutch employers’ organisation VNO-NCW chief Hans de Boer said on Tuesday. Last Thursday
    Russia announced a ban on the import of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products
    from countries which support the sanctions imposed on the country by the EU and US.”
    http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/08/economic_damage_from_russian_b.php

    SO THE E.U. WILL TRY TO GET THE U.S. TO TAKE MORE FOOD;WHICH,IF DONE,WILL DRIVE DOWN U.S.PRICES,MAKE FARMERS BANKRUPT & LET THE BANKERS BUY UP THEIR FARMS FOR CENTS ON THE DOLLAR – WHICH IS WHAT HAPPENED IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION – WHICH WAS STARTED BY THE BANKERS IN THE U.S.!.ANYTHING MORE YOU NEED EXPLAINED?.& OF COURSE THE BANKER’S TRIBE DON’T CARE IF THAT EVENTUALLY MEANS THAT AMERICANS WILL STARVE NEXT YEAR.REMEMBER THE UKRAINE FAMINE OF THE 1930’s?.THE “HOLOMODOR”;CARRIED OUT BY “STALINS JEWISH KILLERS” (GOOGLE THAT)
    IT SEEMS THAT DELIBERATELY CREATED FAMINES ARE A FAVOURITE METHOD OF WIPING OUT THE GOYIM.:-
    Polish Ambassador’s #FreedomApples Appeal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4dlXh0IfA0

  13. OH,& ONE THING I FORGOT TO ADD.IF YOU THINK THAT A FOOD SURPLUS BECAUSE OF RUSSIAN SANCTIONS WILL MEAN CHEAPER FOOD IN EUROPE,FORGET IT.I CAN GUARANTEE THAT VAST AMOUNTS OF FOOD WILL BE DESTROYED,& YOU’LL ONLY HEAR ABOUT ON THE NET,IF AT ALL.

  14. INTERESTING READ (2 PAGES).NOT TOO TECHNICAL;JUST LAYS OUT THE FACTS.I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE BIT THAT SAYS “THE SITUATION IN NORTH AFRICA IS STILL TOO VOLATILE”.& WHO “VOLATILED” IT CAMERON?:-
    “More specifically, the United States cannot both (a) become more energy independent and
    (b) save Europe from the Russian energy bear. Accordingly, substantial liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Europe are simply a politician’s pipe dream—one that will never even have an opportunity to go up in smoke.”
    http://nationalinterest.org/feature/lng-wont-save-europe-10295

    A BLAST FROM THE PAST,WHICH EXPLAINS A LOT:-
    Scientists discover gene that predisposes Ashkenazi Jews to schizophrenia
    Variations of the DNST3 gene make Ashkenazi Jews 40 percent more likely to develop
    schizophrenia and similar diseases.
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.560128

  15. GOES INTO A BIT MORE DETAIL THAN MOST SUCH ARTICLES:-
    Who Needs Implantable Chips? You’re already Carrying One

    http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=1066

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