Kim Kardashian Asks For Compassion & Empathy In Statement About Kanye's Mental Health
In the past few days, Kanye has announced he’s running for president, claimed Kim tried to cheat on him with Meek Mill and he’s been trying to divorce her for a hot minute, cried at a campaign rally revealing he considered aborting North, and said Oscar-winning movie Get Out was about him. Also: Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, Michael Jackson was murdered, Bill Cosby was set up, and Kris Jenner is Kris Jong-Un..?
Obviously the only amusing thing about all this is Kris Jong-Un. As for everything else, clearly Kanye is having some sort of episode, and while we can’t know for sure from the outside looking in, mental health issues like this are very serious.
Kim Kardashian West, who has stood by Kanye through many a controversy, took to Instagram to speak out about Kanye’s mental health and address his recent behaviour.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,” Kim wrote.
“I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,” she continued. “People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
Kim ends her statement with a plea for compassion and empathy. “We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most.”
Read the full statement here:
Kim Kardashian speaks out on the cultural stigma of bipolar disorder following alarming series of tweets from Kanye West:
“Living with bipolar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas” pic.twitter.com/jLB88KNn3V
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 22, 2020
This article was written by David Allegretti.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Headspace.
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