British rapper Professor Green ensures he addresses his "up and down" moods after three family members, including his father, committed suicide.
But when I write things down it helps me make sense of it
The I Need You Tonight hitmaker's dad Peter split from the star's biological mum shortly after his birth and killed himself in 2008.
The rapper, real name Stephen Manderson, reveals two of his father's siblings also ended their lives and he constantly monitors his own mental state.
Green tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "He was one of three brothers who committed suicide. That's not normal. "I just have to be careful of myself. I don't want to know what broughtmy dad to that place. I am up and down, but I have awareness which I doubt he ever had".
Green also reveals he sought professional help in the past to keep his moods in check, but he didn't feel comfortable continuing the sessions, preferring instead to pour out his emotions in his songs.
He adds, "I tried talking to therapists but it didn't help me. I'm an idiot for that. But when I write things down it helps me make sense of it".