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    20 Sep 2016

    This Australian Rapper Has Opened Up About His Struggle With Depression

    "Like anyone with an illness I am getting professional help."

    Australian rapper 360, real name Matt Colwell, has revealed in a Facebook post that he has been struggling with depression lately.

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    He writes that he recently had a breakdown, but added that just like anyone else with an illness, he is receiving professional help:

    "Being evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine where to go from here... this is the darkest of the dark for me. But I am fucking determined to get through this the only way I know how, channeling the sadness and turning it into music."

    Hundreds of people took to the comments section to offer words of support, which 360 responded to.

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    360 is vocal about mental health and addiction. Back in March, he released this video announcing his new project, The 180 Movement, which aims to help "move as many people away from suffering in silence".

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    The 180 Movement was also co-founded by mental health advocate, James Kennedy.

    In the video, 360 spoke about how he used to keep things to himself, and encouraged people to talk to friends if they're struggling with mental illness or addiction.

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    He previously had a codeine addiction while on tour, which he went into detail about in his song "I'm Sorry".

    To learn more about depression, check out the resources at BeyondBlue Australia or ReachOut.

    If you are dealing with thoughts of suicide, you can speak to someone immediately at Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14. If you are based in the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 800 273 TALK (8255).

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