Raging Alcoholic, Bipolar, Mad Max or What
Is Mel Gibson an alcoholic? If so is Mel Gibson's alcoholism
to blame for his tirades in recent years against particular races
or women? In a documentary called "Acting Class of 1977"
Mel Gibson is quoted as saying that he has been diagnosed with
It's well known at drug and alcohol rehab centers that patients
often present with not only substance abuse problems but other
mental health disorders as well. Depression is one of the most
common presenting conditions.
Bipolar disorder which used
to be called "manic depression" is also
a common mental health issue seen by doctors and other specialists
at drug and alcohol rehab centers. In 2006, Mel Gibson was arrested
for DUI on Pacific Coast Highway with a blood-alcohol level of
0.12-percent (California's legal limit is 0.08-percent).
During this incident Mel Gibson was reported to have made disparaging
remarks against Jewish people and women. Gibson later apologized
for his comments and entered an alcohol-abuse rehab clinic where
he spent 3 months in recovery.
Insult and Assault ...
In 2010, there was a tape that surfaced of Mel Gibson making
racial slurs, rants against women and other minority groups. And,
then there is the alleged assault on his pregnant girlfriend that
has the public abuzz.
Now, it's difficult to think of Mel Gibson as Braveheart at moments
like this and much easier to think of him like Mad Max instead.
But, the truth may be closer to Passion of the Christ.
Mel Gibson the alcoholic is well documented. And alcoholism is
a devastating disease that causes people to do many actions they
would not normally do. But, if the reports are true that Mel Gibson
has bipolar disorder as well, and this is untreated, then this
will explain a lot in regard to his current, out of control behavior
Wish Upon a Falling Star ...
While many people like to wish upon a Falling Star in order that
they may feel better about themselves or humanize celebrities
a bit, it is also wise to have compassion for those who are struggling
in life, even the successful, famous millionaires that many people
Mel Gibson's alcoholism may only be part of the bigger picture
and the sooner he gets into a quality rehab program that treats
all phases of mental health issues, the better.