According to the World Health Organization, depression affects more than 300 million people globally. The mood disorder is reportedly the leading cause of disability and a contributing factor to both disease and suicide.
During an appearance on the "Street Light Series" podcast to promote his new project Rich Orphan, Oakland's very own Cookie Money opened up about his constant battle with depression. Around the 20-minute mark of the interview, Cook goes into detail about how the loss of his father and others has changed him mentally. He also touched on using his influence to spread awareness of depression, motivating the youth to stay focused despite their challenges, and feeling survivor's remorse for making it out of his community but seeing peers fall victim to it.
Some other topics Cook touched on during the interview were his introduction to music, the downside of having money, and his plans to renovate properties in underserved areas and rent them out to low-income families at discounted rates.
Peep an excerpt from the interview below, and check out the full convo here.