REAL TALK: Lil Wayne and Mental Health Problems

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, record executive, and entrepreneur. He is regarded by many contemporaries as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. 

Recently, the 5-time Grammy award winner, @Lil Wayne opens up for the first time ever about the details of his attempted suicide at age 12. Lil Wayne discusses his life long mental health struggles in a brave and vulnerable conversation with Emmanuel Acho. Listen as Wayne speaks with a transparency that we’ve never seen before.  Lil Wayne shares why he wants to talk about mental health, his message to the world on mental health, his message to parents of kids with mental health struggles, and much more,

If you, or anyone else you know, has ever struggled with anxiety, depression, loneliness, or any other mental health challenges, this is an awesome interview to encourage, empower and educate persons, the signs and symptoms  to start the  uncomfortable conversation; as we are about to begin the September  National Recovery Month,  I am honored to share this YouTube video .



“I wish they knew mental health is real, and that there is no bar to measure how real”
-Lil Wayne



If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline.




Master told me one day I’d find peace in every way, but in search for the clue wrong things I was bound to do.

Keep my head to the sky for the clouds to tell me why. As I grew with strength Master kept me as I repent. 

Keep your head to the sky
Keep your head to the sky

Gave me the will to be free purpose to live is reality, Found myself never alone changes come to make me strong.

Step right up, be a man You need faith to understand so we’re saying for you to hear Keep your head in faith’s atmosphere.

Keep your head to the sky!  Keep your head to the sky!


If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline.



I have been so many places in my life and time. I have  seen  people from both walks of life. I have been  blessed to see both worlds of the good, the bad and the ugly. Never understanding that my calling in both worlds; I was chosen to represent H.O.P.E.

People are all the same,  many are searching for that purpose and that thing known as love. For in both worlds of the rich and poor, I discovered that hope of being a humble, optimistic, person, empowered; was my shield of faith that would set me apart.

In this life be careful how you judge people. For you never know who will give you your last cup of water. You never know who has been chosen through life’s adversities, to lead the way for a lost generation, and become  a voice for EDUCATION, H.O.P.E. and  SOLUTIONS,  chosen  to share the message, you are not alone, and to Never Give Up!

There are people who are  lost from  trauma and grief that are associated with Co-Occurring Disorders, regarding addictions, and mental health, that no one is addressing what are  the cause and affects. Nor how they mimic and mask each other; that can  lead to suicidal ideations and or death.

There are people who are  suffering in silence for lack of knowledge, who are too ashamed to reach out for treatment because of stigma and shame.

The lessons that I have learned from my journey of hope;  reminds me of the story about a man name David, who  was a misunderstood shepherd boy, who was chosen, when no one believed , that he would become a powerful king.

So,  I say this  again;  be careful  how you judge people. You may be entertaining an misunderstood leader unaware.

-M/R Johnson © 2021