Not too long ago, depression was merely viewed as “the blues,” people with anxiety were just “high-strung,” and mental disorders were all lumped into insensitive categories. But people coming out to publicly discuss their personal battles with mental health has helped make mental health more important to the general public.

Musician Kid Cudi has been battling depression for years – it’s often been a common theme in his music. And after a long battle, the Cleveland musician took to his Facebook to announce that he’d checked himself into a rehab facility to get assistance in his fight against depression and suicidal urges.

“Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me,” read the Facebook post. “If I didn’t come here, I wouldve done something to myself. 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.”

Cudi went on to apologize to any of his fans or supporters that he may have let down. But, the truth is, anyone who truly cares for him, or anyone that’s battled with depression, would be proud of him for doing what he has to do to get better.

We wish Cudi the best of luck in his recovery and hope that he’ll be able to give himself the love he truly deserves.

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