Note From Eve Reiland:
We work so hard to break the stigma of mental illness. We put ourselves out there to show the world there’s no shame in seeking help and being treated, doing the work to help maintain stability and the million and other ways we manage illness.
The cheers that are given when people do take a stand and speak truth — are still followed with jeers and shock when someone famous is in a cycle of mental illness, most likely with anasognosia (they don’t know they’re ill), and blast the person’s behaviors and words across everyone’s screen.
Love Kanye, hate Kanye it doesn’t matter. Right now he’s ill and the media needs to be responsible and step the hell back and stop publizing this guy’s illness as news. Looks like his family is doing what they can to support him during this time.
Grandiosity is a sign for some when they’re ill. Mocking, belittling and dehmanizing another person during a period of severe illness says more about you than the person who’s struggling with mental illness.
If you have the privelege of mental health and never had to manage something like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and others … count your blessings and then show some respect to those in the fight. It’s far uglier and harder than you can imagine. Money doesn’t buy health, it doesn’t even help find appropiate mental health care if there’s none available.
The least the rest of us can do is stop feeding the trolls and stop giving media the payoff of shock value to drive their numbers and ramp up advertising dollars.
Kanye West Is ‘Struggling’ with Bipolar Disorder as Rapper Says He Wants to Be President: Source
Kanye West‘s announcement about his intention to run for president has come amid a new cycle in the rapper’s struggle with his bipolar disorder, a source tells PEOPLE.
“Kanye has been doing well for a long time. In the past, he has suffered both manic and depressive episodes related to his bipolar disorder. Right now, he is struggling again,” a source tells PEOPLE.
Wife Kim Kardashian West, who according to the source is in Los Angeles with their four kids while West is in Wyoming, has been feeling “worried” about her husband’s behavior.