Richard Jeni: Clinical Depression
Well, the comedians I talked with were right. Richard Jeni's problem was mental and his family has confirmed it. I feel so sorry for him and them. None of us is immune to the sudden onslaught of clinical depression and all the other mental breakdowns. I watched a lawyer friend of mine go from visiting the White House in an official capacity to living in a car. When it happens it can be devastating.
Richard Jeni was one person and this disease made him act like someone else. A comedian who worked with him recently....well, I won't go into it, but this is what happened - this was the problem.
Let's use it to appreciate mental health and better understand the terrible burdens on someone who is stricken with these diseases. We have to make it okay to talk about, so everyone can do what they can. This was not his fault. It was just a really bad break. Of all the things that suck, this type of illness is right near the top of the list.
ExtraTV.com | Richard Jeni%u2019s Family: He Suffered from Severe Depression