Social Media Applauds Jeezy After He Speaks About Experiencing Depression for 8 Years: ‘Powerful Testimony’

Rapper Jeezy is opening up about his eight-year experience with depression and what he’s learned.

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Jeezy opens the way to a better understanding of anxiety, trauma, and experiencing depression

The 46-year-old rapper appeared on a recent episode of The Tamron Hall Show that aired Monday. During Jeezy’s appearance, he talked about his recently published memoir, Adversity for Sale: Ya Gotta Believe.

About halfway through the conversation, the rapper reflected on his struggles with anxiety. Additionally, Jeezy shared how freeing himself from worrying about the stigma surrounding anxiety and mental health has made him a better person.

Well, I’ve learned that vulnerability is strength. Its power, Jeezy explains. I think there’s something wrong with me

Thinking that I came from poverty, so I didn’t understand trauma and all that other stuff, so when I started to understand the words for it, I started to understand and grasp the tools, I started to become better

Jeezy went on to explain that he is now writing about his experience in his memoir because he also had no idea he had been depressed for eight years of his life.

“I started my journey, and that’s why I expressed it and put it in the book because I didn’t know that I had been depressed for eight years of my life,” the rapper explained to Hall. .

The rapper shared that his symptoms include waking up and wanting to go back to sleep, as well as falling into his vices. Today, the rapper realized that his trauma was caused by the loss of many people close to him. Because of this, he is unable to get in touch with his emotions.

You wake up and just want to go back to sleep forever, you know? And I’m falling into my vices,” Jeezy continued. And that’s what street life gives you. You know what I’m saying? he say. When you lose 200, 300, 400 people, you feel paralyzed. And I couldn’t get in touch with my feelings, and I wondered why.

Reaction on social networks

Instagram users took to The Shade Rooms’ comments section to largely applaud the rapper for his revelations and reflections.

Porsha Williams’ husband, Simon Guobadia, wrote.

Strong evidence of resilience

While Instagram users @overallvybez added.

Vulnerability is strength. I really hope everyone will understand the truth and weight of those words.

Some social media users, such as @marriedbyrevroxy, mirrored Jeezy’s statements and experiences.

Yes, it’s definitely depression. You wake up crazy because you woke up. Have to face life. Even simple daily tasks become burdensome. So happy that he found some light.

Instagram user @xo_kayshenaye29 added.

I just want to go to sleep forever. Been there It’s crazy how depression sets in and sometimes you don’t even realize it. A lot of people are suffering in silence because they don’t understand or they don’t feel that they can be vulnerable about it. Sending healing thoughts and energy to those dealing with depression on their own. Just know how to express yourself. You just need to find the right person.

Other Instagram users, such as @dominiquechinn, More positive words of encouragement for you to see.

Tough times don’t last forever.

Instagram user @ajzmahal added.

We battle mental health issues, inflation, bad government, crazy work, and coleslaw on one side. Just keep praying and take it one moment at a time

Finally, Instagram user @After5_clothing shared his gratitude for Jeezy’s transparency.

I’m so glad he shared! Because talking about your feelings in our community is a stigma. I’m happy for @jeezy

The rapper’s statement comes amid his divorce proceedings with Jeannie Mai

Jeezy’s revelations come as he recently filed for divorce from his wife of two years, TV personality Jeannie Mai. As The Shade Room previously reported, the rapper filed for divorce on September 14. Additionally, the petition cited that their marriage was irretrievably broken and there was no hope of reconciliation. prize.

A few weeks later, on October 11, Jeannie Mai seemingly broke her silence on the matter via Instagram.

The 44-year-old shared a photo with a quote written on lined paper.

Sometimes, you need to rest and disconnect to heal.

Earlier this month, Mai shared her feelings about her estranged marriage and pending divorce from Jeezy only with Sherri Shepherd, according to The Shade Room.

We should note that this estranged couple shares a one-year-old daughter named Monaco, while Jeezy has two older children from two separate previous relationships, according to PEOPLE.

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