Kim Kardashian West breaks silence on Kanye West’s mental health, asks for “compassion and empathy”
Kim Kardashian West is addressing her husband Kanye West’s struggle with bipolar disorder in a heartfelt message on Instagram. The 43-year-old rapper’s mental health has come under increased scrutiny in recent days.
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Kanye West’s Recent Breakdown Highlights How Social Media Further Stigmatizes Mental Health Challenges In The Black Community
While a manic episode – highly publicized or otherwise – does not give license to be abusive nor is it an exemption from accountability – some argue that it does provide a possible context for his troubling behavior. This begs the question: where is the line drawn between social media being used as a tool to connect as opposed to a voyeuristic cattle prod that insulates judgment and bias and how might either mitigate or reinforce the current mental health stigma that exists in the Black community?
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