Detroit's Big Sean opens up about therapy, struggles with anxiety, depression

Henrietta Strickland
March 26, 2019

Around this time in 2018, Sean cancelled a tour of North America - explaining at the time that he needed to focus in the studio on his music.

Sean revealed that he went through a hard period a year ago around his 30th birthday. "So I knew that this required some special attention", Sean expressed. "So what I did was start therapy". "I just felt lost - and I don't know how I got there".

Watch his three video messages below. Around this time previous year, around my birthday, it was good for me but it was wild for me too, because I felt like something wasn't all the way connecting with my energy.

Big Sean, who canceled his spring tour in the US in February 2018 partly due to his mental health, shared he has been meditating since he was 17 years old, but this time around it didn't help him cope.

And his words have had an impact on men of colour who have also struggled with their mental health. "I just wanted to speak on it and share because a lot of y'all need insight just like I do".

"It just makes it OK. I started therapy recently and I remember when I started, I didn't tell my family, there was a big reluctance inside of me to tell my friends and to have that conversation".

"It's nearly like when you're young, you're taught to not air business out in public, to not talk about stuff outside of the house". And one thing I was missing was clarity.

Going through therapy and getting in touch with himself led to positive changes. "I started doing things by myself and doing things I never thought I'd do, like going skydiving-whatever I thought was fun, just doing it".

Big Sean says that things have gotten better since he reoriented himself; music no longer feels like a chore and he actually feels happy.

"I realised that it all started with me", he says. I had to point it at myself, and nurture those relationships that were important to me.

As for Big Sean, he said talking out his issues helped him become the source of his own happiness - and he encouraged fans to take every step necessary to find the happiness within themselves.

"Today, on his thirty-first birthday, Sean took to Instagram to open up about the reason of his absence".

"Then I started getting back to making the music, and having fun, started nurturing those relationships that were important to me", he continues. "Just know that it all translates to happiness and it feels good to be back at a higher level".

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