Nearly two weeks ago, Kanye West went and had himself a pretty significant mental breakdown.
It was heartbreaking, scary, and … somewhat preventable?
Let’s back up.
On the afternoon of November 21st, Kanye was with his personal trainer when his mental state took a turn for the worse.
As his personal doctor described it at the time, he was suffering from psychosis due to severe exhaustion and dehydration. Things were so bad that those around him feared that he would become violent.
Was was transported by ambulance to an L.A. hospital where he underwent a psychiatric evaluation, and he stayed there for over a week.
Now, even though he’s left the hospital, he’s not out of those scary woods yet: he’s still receiving some pretty intensive outpatient care.
A medical staff is with him 24 hours a day, and he’s even living separately from Kim Kardashian and their two children, North and Saint, due to safety concerns.
“She is very worried about the kids being around Kanye,” a source said about Kim, and it sounds like she hasn’t even brought them to see their father since his breakdown.
And that makes sense — if Kanye’s as bad off as reports have made him out to be, then he might be too unpredictable to be around them, and even if he’s not, it would definitely be confusing and upsetting for the kids to see him like that.
But it’s still sad, especially because the source added that “They don’t know for how long Kanye will need outpatient care.”
And let’s not even get started on all the rumors that Kim and Kanye may be headed towards divorce anyway …
The interesting thing though is that, as we said before, it’s starting to sound like the breakdown itself could have been avoided.
According to a new report from TMZ, Kanye has suffered from psychiatric issues for a while now, but he’s always been able to keep them under control with certain medications.
But after Kim’s robbery, Kanye started messing around with the dosage for some reason. He may have stopped taking the meds altogether, or he may have taken the incorrect amount. We’re not sure at this time.
And, as you can probably imagine, the results were disastrous.
Kanye messed with his meds, and that’s why, for the past few weeks, his behavior had been getting more and more bizarre.
While he was in the hospital, doctors were able to get him back on a proper schedule with the meds, and they were able to stabilize him, but now that he’s in outpatient treatment, he’s in charge of his own meds again.
Here’s hoping he’s able to keep everything on schedule this time around.