A Brave Man.
Kid Cudi took to Facebook to pen an open letter to anyone who’d read about his severe depression and mental state. It takes a brave man to open up about his flaws, especially Men of Colour. Afrikan men are often told not to cry, “man up”, never show your weakness, so for Kid Cudi to finally release that stigma and brave the social media world full of hate to write a letter describing something that millions may also be going through, Kid Cudi is an inspiration!
Millions over time will be introduced to this letter, through publications, much like this one, picking the story up, re-sharing on Facebook and Twitter, snap shots on Instagram etc. Millions of people will be inspired. Too often do we forget that celebrities are real human beings, and too often in colored communities do we ignore mental health. Kid Cudi is an example of strength for “coming out” about it, and also seeking the help he needs. Many of us can benefit from it.
Its been difficult for me to find the words to what Im about to share with you because I feel ashamed. Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I’ve been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans.
Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges.
I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I wouldve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life. Theres a ragin violent storm inside of my heart at all times. Idk what peace feels like. Idk how to relax. My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it. I cant make new friends because of it. I dont trust anyone because of it and Im tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me? I guess I give so much of myself to others I forgot that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how. Im scared, im sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down and again, Im sorry. Its time I fix me. Im nervous but ima get through this.
I wont be around to promote much, but the good folks at Republic and my manager Dennis will inform you about upcoming releases. The music videos, album release date etc. The album is still on the way. Promise. I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery.
If all goes well ill be out in time for Complexcon and ill be lookin forward to seeing you all there for high fives and hugs.
Love and light to everyone who has love for me and I am sorry if I let anyone down. I really am sorry. Ill be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like shit, I feel so ashamed. Im sorry.
I love you,
#SOULdiers, PLEASE Use that Hotline or talk to ME or someone if you’re having feelings of depression and suicide.
– Thanks For Reading #SOULdiers
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