Mental health is a taboo in the Black community. Aside from our personal opinions on therapy, the lack of resources made available to our communities is more damaging than we realize. Snoop Dogg’s daughter, Cori Broadus, is using her platform as a vessel to spread mental health awareness in an emotional way.
The 21-year-old took to Instagram on Saturday to talk about her mental health journey, revealing that she tried to take her own life in the past.
“The last few weeks my mental has not been so great at one point,” she captioned a photo dump of her and boyfriend Wayne Deuce. “I tried to end my life but you & my family really give me a purpose to live & helped me realize Iife is much more than materialistic things & you gotta just keep pushing through the bulls**t.”
The following day, Broadus shared a 35-minute video where she details her mental health struggles as she dealt with colorism and health issues in her childhood. In the video, she recalls attempting to overdose on Benadryl and migraine medicine.
“I grew up with two light skinned brothers. And I was the only chocolate one. I was overweight. I got lupus at six so I was overweight from being on steroids. That automatically messed with my health,” she said. “I’ve always been sad and depressed because of my health…And you look at your brothers and other family members and you’re like, ‘Why? Why me?’”
Broadus says her aunt was able to find her before things escalated. She was checked into a hospital for an overnight evaluation before being forced to check into a mental facility for another night.
“As I was in there, I started appreciating everything. I was sitting in there and said, ‘There are so many people I know I can call,’” she further explained. “I want to hug Wayne. I want to hug my mom, my auntie, my nana…God was there with me the whole entire time.”
#Clique, we urge you all to take yourself and your loved ones’ mental health seriously. Check out Cori’s story below. What are your thoughts?