Kim Kardashian Asks for "Compassion & Empathy" in 1st Post About Kanye's Mental Health

July 22, 2020

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Kim Kardashian took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday to deliver her first public comments amid husband Kanye West's public mental health struggles. "As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder," Kim's post began. "I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children... But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health." The 39-year-old Kardashian goes on to talk about how "incredibly complicated and painful" it is to live with someone suffering from mental illness and hinted that her family is "powerless" to help Kanye unless he decides to engage "in the process of getting help." She ended her post by asking for "compassion and empathy... so that we can get through this." Kim didn't address tweets that Kanye posted and then deleted Tuesday night, which included the claim that he's wanted to divorce her since 2018.