VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Gun Control Activist Cameron Kasky Discusses His Struggle With Bipolar Disorder
Cameron Kasky revealed that he faced “an unmitigated mental health disaster,” while working with the March For Our Lives following the mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in 2018, in his new uInterview.
“When you put a bipolar, cishet, white dude at the head of a multi-million dollar non-profit that has the entire country looking towards them you’re gonna see a meltdown,” Kasky told uInterview’s Erik Meers. “And that’s what I had, and I still have many meltdowns to this day.”
In the new documentary, Us Kids, which follows several of the survivors of the Parkland, Fla. shooting, Kasky talks about his struggles with feeling overwhelmed.
“It was really an unmitigated mental health disaster on my end,” he said. “And the fact that I so much as lived through it without doing anything to myself that would be, you know, that I could never take back is a miracle of science. No idea how that happened. Actually I could tell you how that happened: it was pills.”
“Parkland is what people would’ve thought it was when you talked about it,” he said. “You know, when the Parkland kids were first going up in the media, everybody was talking about us, and you asked any normal person, ‘What’s going to happen with this?’ They’re going to say ‘Well, you know, the kids are all going to peter off and do their own thing and suffer severe mental health problems.’ And yeah!”
Us Kids is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Google Play. Check out the trailer below.
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