Rap artist Tyler, the Creator recently suffered a mental breakdown. Tyler, who is rumored to be gay, revealed his mental issues in an article for his online magazine, Golf Media.
Instead of going to see a psychiatrist or a therapist who are paid to listen, Tyler called on rappers Andre 3000 and Earl Sweatshirt for advice to help him overcome his depression.
According to Psych Central, the stigma and prejudice associated with mental health issues in black communities keeps sufferers from seeking treatment.
For that reason the numbers of blacks suffering from depression cannot be estimated. Sufferers and their loved ones may not realize they are depressed until there are tragic consequences.