How Hip Hop Artist Lecrae Dealt with Crippling Depression

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Playing Artist Lecrae Gets Honest about His Crippling Depression

Amid a career-high, hip hop artist Lecrae was forced to deal with the lowest low, crippling depression. The Grammy winner joins The Doctors to share how he survived.

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The two-time Grammy-winning artist, writer, producer, activist, dad, and husband reveals he dealt with a slew of hardships growing up including sexual, verbal, and physical abuse which he says shaped him. In 2018, a night of binge drinking lead to clinical depression. 

"I [was] emotionally and mentally at the lowest place in my life," he says looking back at his struggle. He tells us his first step towards recovery was "acknowledgment," which he says helped turn his life around.

Joining Dr. Ian Smith, Lecrae explains that his depression forced him to stop and reflect on where he was headed and what he wanted from his life. He says he was also forced to acknowledge who he truly was and this self-reflection helped him heal and go through the process he needed to address his issues. He says the personal growth work has helped him become a better husband and father.

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Like all of us, dealing with life's challenges during the pandemic was initially disconcerting for Lecrae, but he says he's been able to rise to the challenge and is now trying to help people dealing with addiction, people experiencing homelessness, and those who are incarcerated.  

"You begin to realize you're more powerful than you thought you were," he says of life during COVID.

Get more from the multi-talented Lecrae, including his book, “I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith” and his album, "Restoration."

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