After Kid Cudi announced on Wednesday that he had admitted himself into rehab, the hip-hop artist started a conversation about the stigma around mental health. "Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges," he wrote in a Facebook note to fans. "I am not at peace. I haven't been since you've known me." He said "sorry" four times in his letter.
On Twitter, black men started using the hashtag #YouGoodMan to talk about anxiety, depression and mental health in general, coming up to support Cudi and to help get their own stuff off their chests. Buzzfeed has a good article about it.
Celebrities and Cudi's famous friends also gathered around him on Twitter, expressing their own thoughts and prayers for the actor. Here are just some of the people who have come to Cudi's side, including Pete Wentz, who himself has bipolar disorder, and Zayn Malik, who has canceled appearances due to his anxiety.
❤️💪🏻 @KidCudi speaking out and letting the world see your humanity is inspiring- always got your back my dude...— peteachu (@petewentz) October 5, 2016
Wishing Kid Cudi much peace love and meditation.— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) October 5, 2016
Wishing you the best @KidCudi ... sending love & positivity your way. 🙏🏼💚— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) October 5, 2016
Proud of @KidCudi for making brave decision to shed light on going to rehab 2 deal with his demons head on. It's not easy. Sending love. ❤️— JoJo. (@iamjojo) October 6, 2016
Praying for my dawg cudi. We love u bro. U mean everything to us. Ur life is to important to us in ways u don't understand. DONT FORGET— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) October 5, 2016
YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO US. I MAKE MUSIC CUZ OF U.WE NEED U— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) October 5, 2016
IM LISTENING TO EVERY CUDI ALBUM TODAY. I DONT WANNA HEAR SHIT ELSE— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) October 5, 2016
Nothing but good wishes for the incredible @KidCudi . Takes a lot of courage to admit when you need help.— Savan Kotecha (@Savan_Kotecha) October 5, 2016
My heart goes out to @KidCudi. Most people don't realize how much depression can affect your life. Stay strong and keep fighting 🙏🏾— Alfredo Flores (@AlfredoFlores) October 5, 2016
Thinking of @KidCudi tonight and his brave message about his depression. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) October 5, 2016
I think Kid Cudi is extremely brave for sharing this moment in his life as well as taking steps to better himself..sending ❤️ and positivity— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) October 5, 2016
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