Chance The Rapper Reveals He Struggles With PTSD & Has ‘A Lot Of Dark Days’
Chance The Rapper is getting candid about his mental health. In an episode of Peace of Mind with Taraji P. Henson, the 28-year-old rapper opens up about wellness and mental health. Taraji P. Henson starts the discussion and asks if mental health was discussed in his household. He responds and says,
“Wellness wasn’t something that we knew, you know? There’s probably a ton of situations where people you know, we just wrote them off as crazy, or like they was tweakin’ but they were actually going through a chronic mental health disorder. I feel like this is something that we’re all, as a mainstream, we’re starting to be like, ‘OK, yeah health is beyond just our physical.'”
The Holy rapper gets into his own mental health journey and reportedly says he has
“a lot of dark days.”
He goes into more detail and adds,
“Obviously I deal with PTSD. I saw my friend killed in front of me when I was 19 and I’ve seen people I didn’t know get killed too. You become kind of numb to it, like somebody else died last week but it stays with you, you know what I mean? And you don’t realize until later — like I have lasting effects.
The episode is titled Why Black Men Don’t Cry with Chance the Rapper and will air on Facebook Watch on Nov. 1st at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.
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