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Lady Leshurr breaks silence on her mental health

MENTAL HEALTH: Rapper Lady Leshurr said she “tried to end it all”

IN AN emotive Instagram post, rapper Lady Leshurr spoke out about her battle with mental health. The honest and telling story relayed her past experiences, in the hope that it would resonate with people who were also "suffering in silence”.

Looking back at where her life was two years ago, she said: “A lot of bad people were drawn to me that would eventually ruin and break me down mentally & emotionally causing me to think the only way to happiness now is death."

Highlighting the importance of normalising the conversation she said: "Anxiety and depression exists. Let's stop shying away from these subjects and help our people."

In the post, Lady Leshurr said she was a "different person now" but made the decision to tackle the issue because she’s “one of the realest people in this music thing. My reason for telling you this is because I know I'm not the only one”.

The Birmingham artist wrote: “Only people that have experienced this feeling will actually know how difficult and frustrating life can be when u are petrified to leave your house due to fear.”

This will be the only time I write in small on here. Two years ago today at this exact time I tried to end it all. I am not saying this for sympathy or 2 receive loads of positive messages because this was 2 years ago. I am a different person now. I am telling u bcus I’m 1 of the realest ppl in this music ting believe it or not, & u guys basically know 90% of my life as it is. I never hold back & I express mainly 2 remain sane & HUMAN in this industry as a lot of ppl do not know who they are due to always having to sustain this image/facade they deem as “cool” or “gangsta.” I am none of those things. I’m just a girl from brum who had a dream, & when I finally started living that dream out, alot of bad ppl were drawn to me that would eventually ruin & break me down mentally & emotionally causing me to think the only way to happiness now is death. My reason to tell u this is bcus I know I am not the only 1. I know ppl go through this ish everyday, suffering in silence, don’t have a shoulder to lean on or an ear to speak to. Don’t know how 2 express, anxiety exploding in their chest & the only ppl around u are the type to say “calm down, you’re overacting - it’s just a phase. I know ppl have thought about ending everything due to how they’re feeling in the moment. 1 thing I learnt from it all is it will make us stronger in the long run & build who we are today. Only people that have experienced this feeling will actually know how difficult & frustrating life can be wen u are petrified to leave your house due to fear.. Room full of ppl & still feel alone? Understand. I write this for whoever’s reading & can relate. I’m opening youth clubs for kids that suffer with mental health issues cus a change is needed. I have a voice & I MUST use it. This is more than music. This is Life. Even if this topic seems uncomfortable for most, I ALWAYS stand by what I believe in. I’m probably the only artist that will break this down to you like this & feel no way. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I let ppl in. Life is about giving, loving, FEELING. Don’t be afraid, communication is VITAL. Anxiety & Depression exists. Let’s stop shying away from these subjects & help our ppl. Love ❤️✨

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The message was accompanied by an image of the star lying on a hospital bed while connected to numerous machines. She ended the post by announcing her plans to open a youth club for children who suffer from mental health issues. “I have a voice and I muse use it. This is more than music. This is life," she said.

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