Lil Wayne sits with Emmanuel Acho for powerful discussion concerning suicide ideation and mental health

Recently, Lil Wayne sat with Nigerian-American former linebacker Emmanuel Acho to talk about his mental health issues, radical thoughts, and suicidal ideation. He tells the story of why he shot himself, what his upbringing was like, and the differences it made for him and his whole life. He felt alone and said that he had too much time to think and compare. Watch the deep, heartbreaking conversation surrounding mental health, his meditation, and how his grandmother helped to shape his relationship with God below.

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