March 25, 2019

Big Sean Opens Up On His Mental Health Journey On His Birthday [VIDEO]

Big Sean Opens Up On His Mental Health Journey On His Birthday [VIDEO]
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Big Sean is celebrating his birthday today (Mar. 25), and decided to use the time to reflect on his mental health over the past year, and his decision to get over the hump.

He did so in three Instagram posts where he described his bout with depressiona and anxiety.

“As I’m going into another year of life, wiser, I’m definitely seeing things different than how I used to see ’em,” he said. “I just wanted to speak on it and share, you know, because a lot of y’all need insight just like I do and probably felt similar too.”

He then revealed he looked to get help of a therapist after his cancelled the remaining dates of the Unfriendly Reminder, and explaining how he didn’t feel quite right.

“I’m big on energy and I wasn’t feeling like myself and I couldn’t figure out why,” he said. “So what I did was I stepped back from everything I was doing, everything I had going on, because somewhere in the middle of it, dawg, I just felt lost and I didn’t know how I got there.”

“I got a good therapist,” he continued. “I was blessed enough to talk to some super spiritual people, and they made me realize what I was missing in my life and one thing I was missing was clarity.” He later said, “I realized that it all started with me and I had to analyze myself,” he said. “I couldn’t point the finger at anybody else. I had to point it at myself and nurture those relationships that were important to me, but most importantly nurture the relationship with myself.”

For fans waiting on new music, it seems like it is coming soon and he says it is the “best music I ever made.”

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