South London rap legend Konan has opened up about his battle with PTSD in a candid new documentary that follows the rapper as he receives therapy for the debilitating situation for the primary time.
The Rap Game UK host started having flashbacks and different signs of PTSD, together with anxiousness, paranoia, anger, and intense emotions of guilt over a decade in the past after his mom was shot and his stepfather killed by gang members who broke into his home trying to get to Konan.
On Monday (July 3), Konan introduced the Channel 4 documentary and shared his hopes to encourage others with PTSD to hunt therapy.
“I hope this documentary encourages others to have interaction in open dialogue, reasonably than bottling up issues like I did,” Konan shared.
A examine for Konan – Trapped in Trauma: UNTOLD revealed about 311,000 16- to 24-year-olds in England and Wales have PTSD. Many of the people within the examine, lots of whom are undiagnosed, linked their instances to private assault and violence.
In a brand new interview with The Guardian, the Krept & Konan rapper shared how remedy modified how he lives along with his PTSD prognosis.
“The remedy has made me open doorways that I’ve had closed for some time. It’s made me extra emotional,” Konan defined. “I’ve been taking in issues and feeling much more. Throughout this complete interval, I realized to close every part out and it made me a bit numb. I wasn’t feeling completely happy about issues I used to be attaining, however after I sat in remedy periods [the therapist] informed me that as a result of I shut off disappointment, I couldn’t soak up happiness,” he stated.