Happy to see a strong voice speaking out of mental Illness. M
Friday 16 November 2018 07:48, UK
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love says some types of masculinity portrayed in the NBA are “outdated” and “dangerous” and stop men from getting help for depression and anxiety.
The five-time All Star has personal experience after he suffered a panic attack during a game last November and realised he needed help and started seeing a therapist.
“I know from experience that this is not easy,” he told Reuters.
“So opening up about it and allowing myself to be vulnerable can affect a lot of people in a positive way and hopefully create some change.”
He said athletes were in a perfect position to break down stigmas associated with men and mental health. “Athletes … are looked at as superhuman so having them open up can have a big impact.”
Love is hoping to spread the message that seeking help is a sign of strength with…
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