Kim Kardashian opens up about Kanye’s bipolar disorder for the first time, urges people to be more compassionate

Kanye recently posted a series of disturbing tweets prompting an official response from wife Kim Kardashian for the first time.

Kim Kardashian West has come out to publicly talk about Kanye West’s bipolar disorder for the first time. The rapper has recently been showing some erratic behavior and many fans were concerned about his mental health. Kanye in a string of deleted tweets alleged hurtful claims against his family after his first Presidential rally in California, Monday.

The fashion Moghul took to Instagram and wrote:“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions.” 

Kim further said she avoided commenting on West’s mental health in order to protect her children and West’s right to privacy. In addressing his mental health, she wished to remove the “stigma and misconceptions” surrounding mental health.

She wrote: “Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behaviour 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.”

The United States does not allow for forceful hospitalisation as it violates a person’s civil rights. If a person poses  immediate danger to himself or his family, the state allows him to be held under evaluation at a facility. But that does not exceed more than 72 hours. While there are conservatorship facilities for elderly and disabled, involuntary hospitalisation is still prohibited.

West was willingly admitted to hospital in 2016, after an emergency call regarding his welfare during a period of erratic behaviour.

The oldest Kardashian added: “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.”

Kanye has recently been making headlines after he announced his Presidential run for 2020 United States Election. While it may just be a buff, his unusual behavior at the rally had his fans concerned and critics fuming.

In her statment, Kim urged the media to be more ‘compassionate and empathetic’ towards her family and thanked those who had expressed concern for her husband’s wellbeing.

“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,” Kim wrote.

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