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Kanye West: linking poor mental health to violence is dangerous

by | 23rd, November 2016

Kanye West is “troubled”. So says the Daily Mirror’s front page. West, aka Mr Kim Kardashian, has been “taken to hospital in cuffs for safety”. He is “reportedly on suicide watch…after suffering a psychotic breakdown”.

Police reports are cited. West’s doctor Michael Farzam “placed the rapper in a ‘5150 psychiatric hold'”. A what? Hollywood Life explains:

The California Welfare and Institutions Code has a Section 5150, which authorizes a physician or qualified officer to involuntarily confine (in Kanye’s case, hospitalize) an individual who is thought to have a mental disorder that renders them a danger to him or herself or others.


TMZ says West is undergoing  “psychiatric evaluation”. People  says he’s in the hospital for “sleep deprivation”.

Sad, indeed, that what looks like a personal crisis should be front-page news. Mental health is not something to treat lightly. Which brings us to the Sun , which thunders on its cover: “PSYCHOTIC KANYE IN ‘ASSAULT’.”

Over pages 8 and 9 we read of Kanye West apparent “nervous breakdown”. He

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