Family First –
February 5, 2020 – “When I look back on Randy, I just think, wow — I wish I could’ve been a better sister,” Keaton told ABC News’ Juju Chang in an interview that aired Wednesday on “Good Morning America.” In her book, Keaton reveals that as her acting career was taking off, her brother faced a downward spiral. In writing the book, she used journal entries and letters between her family members to better understand what he was going through.
“I went off and I went to acting school. He didn’t have a direction, he didn’t want to go to school,” Keaton said about the period where she first felt that something was wrong with her brother. “It was sort of obvious that it was becoming unusual. I think that Randy was drinking a lot by the time he was 22, 23.” At the time that Keaton started noticing signs about her brother, discussing the topic of mental health was not a thing. And while he did seek help from psychiatrists, Keaton said that “nothing made a difference.”