Kid Cudi is creating a necessary discussion all around the world.
On Tuesday, the rapper took to Facebook to confirm he had checked into rehab to help treat his anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
He began the post with saying he was “ashamed” for the place he was in.
“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,” he wrote.
He then gave an insight as to what these issues can truly do to someone.
“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?” the rapper explained.
He continued, “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.”
Before signing the post with his real name, Scott Mescudi, he said he felt “ashamed” for a second time. Clearly, no one else agreed that he should feel an ounce of shame, because as of Wednesday morning, over 365,000 people liked the post.
Since not enough attention is given to mental health, these are the kinds of discussions we need to be having. Cudi is dealing with something that so many of us do, so it is crucial to be open about these types of situations. He has let the world know that nobody is alone in their battles against anxiety and depression. His bravery for beginning to work on himself is nothing short of commendable.