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Kid Cudi Sparks a Conversation on Depression, Race, and Rap

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"Mental health is a fraught subject regardless of who you are in American society—see Donald Trump’s recent comments about PTSD affecting soldiers who aren’t “strong.” But a lot has been written about the particular burden depression represents for people like Kid Cudi, who’s stepping away from the spotlight right as he’s about to release an album. “Tell a black man it's okay to show emotion today,” one popular tweet said this morning. “Tell a black man that ‘Strength’ isn't only physical. Tell a black man he can be depressed.”"

Kudos to Kid Cudi for starting this conversation.

There is courage in vulnerability.

There is strength in admitting emotional and health issues.