According to statistics, 26% of Americans over the age of 18 are living with a mental illness. With more research being done on mental health than ever before, we are learning that a psychological wellness is equally as important as physical well-being. Countless numbers of people suffer from this phenomenon and that also includes celebrities. Historically, mental health within the black community as remained a taboo subject. However, there are still are a few celebs who embrace have come forward to help de-mystify this topic. Here are a few rappers that have opened up about their battle with psychological illness and continue to share their story.
1, Kanye West
Kanye has openly admitted to suffering from depression His erratic behavior serves as proof that something is definitely brewing underneath the surface.
This Chicago based rapper has publicly admitted to having Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism.
Although a Hip Hop legend, this troubled actor has shared his battle with bipolar disorder; a debilitating disease that causes severe mood swings between mania and depression.
4. Joe Budden
Joe Budden has come forward to acknowledge his struggle with drug addiction and depression. The Love and Hip Hop New York reality star is no stranger to strange and unexplainable behavior so this probably comes as a surprise to no one.
T.I has previously claimed to suffer from paranoia and depression, which subsequently led up to his 2002 arrest for illegal possession of firearms.