SHAWNEE, Kan. — Kansas Metropolis’s personal Krizz Kaliko mentioned psychological well being via music Saturday throughout his “Stop The World Speaking Concert.”
Backstage, he linked with followers, together with long-time supporter Matthew Williams.
“At one level, I handled quite a lot of points, which is my very own despair, and it was good to at all times hear any individual’s voice that felt prefer it was actually my story,” Williams mentioned.
Kaliko is candid with followers about his personal psychological well being journey.
“I’ve been identified with PTSD, OCD, bipolar mania, hypochondria, all of those titles that they need to placed on me,” Kaliko mentioned. “I’ve been on each psych med identified to man, however I needed folks to know that drugs is ok, proper. There’s a means. I needed folks to know there’s a means so that you can exist with out all of these illnesses.”
Williams says Kaliko’s music and vulnerability permit him and different followers to really feel secure.
“It’s like having a mirror. You want any individual trying again at you saying, ‘You understand, I do know what you’re speaking about, you’re not loopy for considering this fashion. Right here is how we assist one another,’” Williams mentioned.
Kaliko dove deep Saturday, sharing a private message in hopes followers would higher perceive him.
“I’m a misfit,” he mentioned. “When you see a few of my followers, they’re misfits. They’re outcasts, however we’ve a spot which is collectively.”
Kaliko says his purpose throughout every present is to verify followers know they don’t seem to be alone.
“It’s only a reminder that despite the fact that you’re coping with one thing that appears so massive and a lot larger than what you possibly can deal with, there’s assist,” Williams mentioned.