Preventing the Next Tragedy: The Death of Robin Williams


The tragic and untimely death of comedian Robin Williams has brought Bipolar Disorder and Depression out in the open. His death is a sobering reminder of the potentially lethal results that all too often accompany mental illness and addition. Mr. Williams was an incredibly talented actor/comedian whose passing will be mourned by so many. What is important for everyone to understand, however, is that there are clinically proven and effective treatment options for people who suffer from these problems.

Sadly, in the throes of depression an individual often feels hopeless. As the darkness of depression envelops them, the person may think that “I am hopeless and things will never get better”. They may isolate and withdraw from their family and the people who care for them. This isolation from the world only serves to fuel the depression and increases the likelihood of a person becoming suicidal.

The truth? Recovery from addiction and mood disorders is possible. Healing and wellness from these disabling conditions exist. Advances in our understanding of depression has led to remarkable breakthroughs in treatment. Support systems are available today which help individuals to not only survive but to thrive in life. The saying goes….”it takes a village to raise a child”, but it also takes a “recovery village” to help those suffering with mental and addictive disorders.

At Casa Palmera treatment center, we have a team of professionals who treat people with these potentially lethal conditions. We help the person find their way back to a life of meaning, value and purpose. We start with a comprehensive assessment which may include biofeedback and neurofeedback analysis. This assessment is unique to Casa Palmera, and provides our treating clinicians with the specific information to develop an individualized treatment plan to treat these complex problems. We heal in connection with and fellowship to others. Treatment offers a safe and nurturing environment to begin taking these first steps towards healing, wellness and recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered long enough, we are here to help. Contact us at 1-866-768-6719.


This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for medical advice. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique, and this content is to provide an overall understanding of substance use disorders. These disorders are very complex, and this post does not take into account the unique circumstances for every individual. For specific questions about your health needs or that of a loved one, seek the help of a healthcare professional.