Kid Cudi's Mental Health Struggle Has Inspired Black Men To Talk About Depression

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Earlier this week the rapper revealed to fans that he was checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges, which has inspired others to speak out about the taboo subject in Black communities.

On Tuesday, Kid Cudi shared with fans that he had checked into rehab for depression and suicidal urges.

"Its been difficult for me to find the words to what Im 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," he wrote in a heartfelt post.

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Cudi's revelation has inspired others to speak out about depression and masculinity, sparking a much needed conversation about Black men and mental health. On Twitter, the hashtag #yougoodman includes men sharing their own stories and tackling stereotypes about mental health in the Black community. 




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We wish Cudi all the best and are proud of him for speaking out and seeking help.

We hope the conversation around Black men, masculinity, and mental health continues and that others are inspired to seek help and share their story.

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