Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision/AP
Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision/AP

Kim Kardashian West is speaking out on the importance of caring for those with mental illnesses amid her husband Kanye West’s public struggle with bipolar disorder. 

West, 43, sent a barrage of worrisome tweets Monday and Tuesday nights after openly weeping over the weekend at his rambling first presidential campaign rally in South Carolina.

“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions,” Kardashian West wrote in a lengthy Instagram statement Wednesday. “He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.” 

The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, 39, said she decided to speak out “because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health,” despite the Kardashians usually staying tight-lipped about family issues. 

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