This morning, a good friend of mine shared a message with me that Kid Cudi posted to his Instagram. As I read it, I almost teared up because a part of me felt responsible for the issues that he was facing. See his message below:
After taking a moment to separate my empathic tendencies from the reality at hand, I realized that Kid Cudi gave us an amazing gift with his message.
1.)It is our responsibility to foster an atmosphere of acceptance and healing for people dealing with Mental Illness.
“Its been difficult for me to find the words to what Im about to share with you because I feel ashamed.”
2.)Many people who suffer from Mental Illness are normal people with normal lives.
“Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I’ve been living a lie.”
3.)Accepting your truth and dealing with it (whatever it is) is the only path to healing and prosperity.
“I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here (rehab), I would’ve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life.”
4.)We all need to do the work required to accept the fact that we’re deserving of peace and happiness.
“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.”
5.)Detaching yourself from the world, regardless of what you have going on, is extremely important to healing.
“I won’t be around to promote much.”
I wrote an article a little while back that identified some of the warning signs of someone contemplating suicide. It’s important what we foster communication, and pay close attention to our loved ones.
Let’s keep Kid Cudi lifted and pray for a full mind, body, and soul restoration.