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We need MORE of this!!! Snaps for the Don!
Yesterday the Detroit rapper hosted a discussion on mental health “explore the narrative and stigma around mental health in the Black Community.” Sean was joined by Dr. Jessica Clemons, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Shawn H. Wilson the President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan- where the event was held.
Big Sean gave us new music last month after previously staying relatively silent on social media. When he finally did make his return he shared that he was struggling with anxiety and depression during that time and needed time to himself. The “Single Again” rapper shared a clip of the discussion on his social media platforms with the caption “From my Mental health panel we put on in Detroit. 1 of the realist things I ever did and said.”
In part of the clip he discussed PTSD “PTSD you know it’s not just something that like war veterans have or you know something that traumatic happened to you a long time ago and you’re still going through it. PTSD is also present traumatic stress disorder. You feel what I’m saying? There’s people going through this presently, every single day, right now.” From what we can tell it was a powerful talk, and we can only hope other people with influence will be inspired to follow in his footsteps. Watch the full clip below:
From my Mental health panel we put on in Detroit. 1 of the realist things I ever did and said 🗣🖤🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/NUYcT9odZU
— Sean Don (@BigSean) August 19, 2019