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Kanye West's mental health battle is a wake-up call for empathy

July 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The rapper/designer/provocateur may have earned as many critics over the course of his career as he has fans. But West's mental health, which he has been open about, should be observed with sensitivity.

But West's mental health, which he has been open about, should be observed with sensitivity.

But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health. "

Lewis acknowledged knowing full well what living with bipolar disorder can feel like in the public glare.

She was first diagnosed with it in the 1990s and wrote about her struggles with mental illness in her memoir, "The Mother of Black Hollywood. "

Much like another celebrity whose mental health has been back in the headlines.

Britney Spears' younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, weighed in last week after singer Halsey posted a series of tweets about mental illness.

"If you deal with mental illness or care for someone dealing with mental illness, then you know how important it is to respect the situation with privacy for the person, and the family trying to protect their loved ones, no matter how it may appear to the public, and as the public we must learn to do the same," Spears reportedly wrote on Instagram in a since-deleted post.

"I would never speak our just to clarify things to the public, when the person it pertains to does not want that to happen," Spears wrote.

Britney Spears has been subjected to tabloid fodder about her health since 2007, when she was hospitalized for mental health treatment and her father was granted conservatorship over her affairs.

"Tamar is currently receiving the best available medical attention to address those struggles and strengthen her mental health, and her family and I will remain by her side throughout her treatment," he went on to say in the statement.

Those in the public eye who are challenged with mental health issues should evoke our empathy and serve as a reminder to reach out for help if needed.

Speaking of mental health, "The Weight of Gold" looks at just that as it relates to Olympic athletes.

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