RDJ's BAD MENTAL HEALTH

GOIN' DOWNEY!

Robert Downey Jr. was committed for the first time ever to a psychiatric ward at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after his sordid LA drug bust, and one of his closest friends is horrified at his condition -- saying he's so depressed he's lost the will to live! Downey's drug withdrawal has been sheer agony and he's refusing to talk to visitors -- except to repeat, over and over, that he wants to die! Shaken pals and family believe that this time, the embattled star may not make it!