WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Kanye West is a brilliant but complicated man who has been through a lot of struggles including the death of his mother, according to his wife, Kim Kardashian.
- The rapper has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and admits to not taking his medications on a regular basis.
- Family, close friends and his team are prioritizing West’s mental health and vowed to give him all the help that is needed.
After holding his first presidential campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he became very emotional, Kanye West’s mental wellbeing is now being talked about. He also tweeted about considering divorcing his wife, Kim Kardashian West.
To address the concern, Kim in a statement said, “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. I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this.”
She says her husband’s mental health has been “incredibly complicated and painful”. Kanye’s family, close friends, and his team are giving him top priority as they are making sure he is getting all the help that he needs.
West has already been evaluated by his doctor and there is no need for him to be hospitalized.
West has been through a lot of difficult struggles in his life, including the loss of his mom Donde West in 2007 and then getting diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Kim Kardashian described her husband as a “brilliant but complicated person who is on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man.” She added that the people “close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions.”
Kanye has previously opened about his mental condition and said he does not regularly take his medications. Kardashian confessed to feeling somewhat powerless to assist her husband to seek help since West was not seeking any.
In her statement, Kardashian wrote, “Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individuals themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”