Kim Kardashian Defends Kanye West Amid Bizarre Tweets and Behavior

This morning Kim Kardashian West asked the public and the media to show Kanye, and their family, “the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this.”

Kim posted on her IG story that Kanye is dealing with mental illness saying, “As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar 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. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”

Kim continues by saying, “Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”

Kim went on to praise Kanye’s creativity, “Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.”

Kanye has admitted that he does not take his meds for bipolar disorder because it stifles his creativity.

Let’s hope Kanye gets the help he needs.


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