Insecure’s Kendrick Sampson Gets Real About Mental Health Following THAT Finale Bombshell


0
3 shares
Trauma She Faced as a 14-Year-Old Girl Popsugar Celebrity Insecure Kendrick Sampson Quotes on Mental Health Insecure's Kendrick Sampson Gets Real About Mental Health Following THAT Finale Bombshell

When Kendrick Sampson received the script for the season three finale of Insecure, he had no idea how much it would parallel his own life and mental health struggles. Now, he’s opening up about it all. For those who don’t watch the show, Kendrick’s character, Nathan, returned with flowers and sadness in his eyes after ghosting Issa for a month. The two had been romantically involved, and things were escalating, so his disappearance came as a surprise to not only Issa, but to viewers as well. He explained that he was “in a bad place” and needed to go home to Houston.

On one hand, we understand that he’s struggling deeply with depression, but on the other, we cannot excuse his lack of communication for a full month — and Kendrick agrees. The 30-year-old actor has a lot to say about what’s going on with Nathan and why he’s “complicated AF.”

“Ghosting/No communication is probably my biggest pet peeve. It really has f*cked me up many times and I’ve talked [about] that. But I haven’t talked a lot about my history and family history with mental health. I’m blown away by all of the articles and tweets about mental health around this last episode. That’s super encouraging!” he wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “Reading that last scene in the last episode really broke my heart because I know it all too well. I’ve seen it first hand with my close family and friends. I have debilitating anxiety problems and I know trying to explain can be super frustrating. I’ve seen mental health problems constantly dismissed and excused in my life and in others.”

He added, “People of color, especially men, are not allowed to have a mental illness. By no means am I excusing no communication? And it doesn’t excuse Nathan ghosting! It’s a complex issue.”

While Nathan’s struggles with depression have yet to be explored on the HBO series, the finale was a nod at how necessary it is to portray these real-life issues on television. In the last five minutes of the finale, Kendrick’s character showed the pain and reality of facing your mental health issues head-on, and in real life, he’s doing the same.

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Nathan is complicated AF. Ghosting/No communication is probably my biggest pet peeve. It really has f***** me up many times and I’ve talked that. But I haven’t talked a lot about my history and family history with mental health. I’m blown away by all of the articles and tweets about mental health around this last episode. That’s super encouraging! Reading that last scene in the last episode really broke my heart because I know it all too well. I’ve seen it first hand with my close family, and friends. I have debilitating anxiety problems and I know trying to explain can be super frustrating. I’ve seen mental health problems constantly dismissed and excused in my life and in others’. Mental health is largely criminalized (our prison system is the biggest mental health institution in the world – and it shouldn’t be! To be clear) and stigmatized in America and especially in communities of color. People of color, especially men, are not allowed to have mental illness. By no means am I excusing no communication. And it doesn’t excuse Nathan ghosting! It’s a complex issue. If you have depression or any sort of mental health issue, the more communication, the better, especially to the right people! I go to therapy. I recommend EVERYONE DO IT. At the very least, it’s someone who is legally obligated to secrecy and to focus the attention on you and help you work through issues without the guilt of only talking about your self. BUT access to therapy is a huge problem that we need to address it. (That’s one reason I am very passionate about my involvement with @reformlajails which pushes alternatives to incarceration for mentally ill.) The writers of @insecurehbo had NO IDEA that I had this history, nor did they know I was from Houston, nor that I was afraid of heights, that I have skinny dipped many times 😜 (and particularly on an adventure with the first girl who showed me around LA). That’s amazing to me. Higher purpose. These pics from my last day of shooting. So grateful to be a part of this art and I appreciate you @issarae for bringing me into your @insecurehbo world! & Of course thank @the_a_prentice @hbo #insecureHBO (@classicdayna 📸 cred)

A post shared by Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) on

SOURCE : POP SUGAR


Like it? Share with your friends!

0
3 shares
The Pop Muse

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format