Kid Cudi posted on social media, yesterday evening, that he has checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. “I don’t know what peace feel like”, the 32-year-old rapper wrote.
In a long, explanatory, genuine post, rapper Kid Cudi unveiled publicly, on social media, that he is struggling with depression. He says that he has been struggling all his life. “Theres a ragin violent storm inside of my heart at all times”, the musician says, also mentioning that he has been tempted to take his own life. When describing how he feels, Cudi says that he has been struggling with anxiety and depression since he can remember and that these mental conditions have ruled his life. He suffers from agoraphobia; he is lonely suspicious of people. “I never leave the house because of it. I can’t make new friends because of it. I don’t trust anyone because of it”, he writes in his Facebook post.
Cudi hopes that his checking into rehab yesterday will help him get better. “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”, he says, adding that he feels sad and worried that he is disappointing a lot of people, he feels nervous, but above all this, he is determined to recover.
The rapper, who signs the post with his real name, Scott Mescudi, let his fans know that the album he has been working on is still coming up and that his manager will keep them informed about his musical projects. He is hopeful that he will be out in time for Complexcon.
So far, there are over 308,000 reactions on his Facebook post and almost 69,000 people have shared his announcement.
Depression and suicidal thoughts are often connected and most times they are mixed with a plethora of other psychological symptoms. Major depressive disorder pushes to a higher risk of developing suicidal thoughts. The most common causes associated with suicidal urges are depression, serious mental illnesses, terminal illnesses and substance abuse. Nearly all completed suicides are among individuals with mental illness. Even though the majority of people with suicidal thoughts carry out with them, it is important to note that those who do are – with very few exceptions – those who struggle with mental illness.
In the United States, suicides outnumber homicides by almost 2 to 1. Of the roughly 30,000 suicides that occur every year in the U.S., 80% are male suicides.