By: Imani J. Jackson
I want Scott Mescudi, better known as rapper Kid Cudi, to be okay – for himself, for his family, for his loved ones and for those who sought – and for those who will seek professional assistance like he did — when their burdens are too weighty, complex, and repeated to carry alone.
A few weeks ago, Cudi posted about his lived experience with depression, anxiety and the potential for self-harm, including suicidal ideation. He wrote, “It’s been difficult for me to find the words to what I’m 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.”