Kim Kardashian Pleads for “Compassion and Empathy” When Discussing Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian has opened up about her husband’s mental health for the first time in a series of Instagram Story posts.

The reality star addressed hubby Kanye West’s bipolar disorder diagnosis in the wake of a series of disturbing tweets West posted late Monday, as well as his tearful appearance at a presidential campaign event in South Carolina on Sunday.

The 39-year-old reality star took to Instagram to address his behaviour, as well as the media coverage surrounding him.

“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,” she wrote.

“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,” Kardashian continued. “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."

“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 bi-polar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions," she wrote.

“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.”

“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,” she said. “I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. With Love and Gratitude, Kim Kardashian West”

Stars and fans took to social media to show their support following Kardashian’s post:

 

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