Rapper tweets about his quote in FIU psychology professor’s book

Rapper Kid Cudi showed a fan some love on Twitter after she thanked him for being open about his mental health struggles.

Kid Cudi's tweet reads "Wow this is awesome!! Grateful for u too! Thanx for ridin w me all these years!
Twitter user @sussyrivera2 commended Cudi for giving people hope and making them feel like they’re not alone. Cudi responded to the message by thanking the fan for the support. The full quote reads, “My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember… Idk what peace feels like.”

His story was featured in the ninth edition of Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology a textbook co-written by Professor Jonathan Comer, director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology Program at FIU’s Center for Children and Families.

“Throughout the textbook, we present many examples and quotes from various individuals in popular culture who have been open about their mental health struggles—including Kid Cudi, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Zayn Malik, Chester Bennington, Kevin Love, Bruce Springsteen, Lena Dunham, Zoe Kravitz, Pete Davidson, Demi Lovato and many more,” Comer said.

“We strategically incorporate these celebrities throughout the text, along with empathic and respectful descriptions of their struggles in order to engage students, de-stigmatize mental illness and bring to life just how relevant this subject matter is to the world around us,” Comer added.

Comer who co-authored the textbook with his father, Ronald J. Comer, also incorporated current events and striking pieces of photojournalism to speak to students and the times in which they live.

“We find this does more than just illustrate topics, it directly connects with and moves readers,” Comer said. “Ultimately, we work to present clinical psychology as a vibrant and evolving science, with many of the biggest answers still ahead.

The FIU Center for Children and Families is a world-class clinical research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and families struggling with mental health problems.