Kim Kardashian West speaks out about Kanye West’s “Bipolar” disorder.
Kim Kardashian West speaks out about Kanye West’s Disorder
Kim said that “those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions”.
Kardashian West told her followers: “As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder.
“Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.
“I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health.
Today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
Kardashian described how the loved ones of those with mental illness are “powerless”, adding that the individual has to “engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try”.
“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions.”
“He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder (sic).”
The mother-of-four asked for her husband to be treated with “compassion and empathy”, adding: “We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most.”
- Bipolar disorder is characterised by intense mood swings which can range from extreme highs to extreme lows, the NHS website says.
- Sufferers can experience episodes of mania and depression that often last for several weeks or months.
- People with bipolar disorder may make uncharacteristic and risky decisions, often without realising their harmful effects, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.