Chance the Rapper opens up about 'dark days' and his struggle with PTSD

Chance The Rapper
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Chance The Rapper opened up about his struggles with PTSD and how he’s taking care of his mental health.

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Chance was featured in a new clip from Taraji P. Henson’s show Peace of Mind with Taraji and spoke how mental health wasn’t something that was really discussed in his household or surrounding environment.

"Wellness wasn't something that we knew, you know?" He said before adding, “There's probably a ton of situations where people you know, we just wrote them off as crazy, or like they was tweakin' but they were actually going through a chronic mental health disorder.” he said.

Chance then discussed the “dark days” he has as a result of seeing his friend get killed when he was 19.

"Obviously I deal with PTSD, I saw my friend killed in front of me when I was 19 and I've seen people I didn't know get killed too," he said. "You become kind of numb to it, like somebody else died last week but it stays with you, you know what I mean? And you don't realize until later, like I have lasting effects."

The “All Night” singer did paint a positive picture on the development of mental health awareness over the past few years. "I feel like this is something that we're all, as a mainstream, we're starting to be like, 'OK, yeah health is beyond just our physical,'" he said.

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