West Coast rapper Game knows love heals all. The hip-hop veteran has weighed-in on his past days of contemplating killing himself and why suicide awareness needs more attention in 2018.

The Los Angeles native went to Instagram this weekend with strong words about defeating his past demons.

I’m always more than appreciative of my fans & the love given back to me. This is really amazing as all the other tattoo portraits of myself that I have seen since the beginning of my career. This specific photo though, is a great choice because at this time in my career, I could’ve went left or right… Glad I chose right based on the love I had for the only child I had at that point @hvrlemtaylor…. My sons love alone carried me through the early stages of my career so this means the world to me. @cxxi_tattoo thank you for bringing this to life 🙌🏾 much love to #Iran from California… all the way on the other side of the world I’ve inspired two people…. That’s cool. Also, #suicideswareness is a topic that should be brought up a lot more in today’s discussions. It’s happening more these days than the days of old. There are many people out here in dark places that need love. If any of you are reading this, I LOVE YOU. We’ll start there. 🖤

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Heading into the weekend, various hip-hop artists remembered the life of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain following his sudden death.

Rest well my friend

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Dumbfounded. You never know who’s in pain. RIP.

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#Repost @shantidas404 … we have a real problem in this country and world. The CDC just issued a report saying that “Nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2016 and that Suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of states from 1999 -2016.” What I can tell you is that THIS can happen to anyone, no one is immune to it BUT we have to continue educating ourselves, our families and our communities. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, tall or short, educated or not. Depression can lead to substance abuse and that can lead one down a very dark path. Let’s support those we love and remember you can’t support yourself or a loved one unless YOU know the facts. Visit @800273talk or @namicommunicate or if in crisis text SILENCE to 741741. 🙏🏾😢🦋 #silencetheshame @silencetheshame @hhpf.co

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