#PSBSportsChop: Everyone Is Going Through Something – March 7, 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love is the latest NBA superstar to step up to the plate and address the weight of mental health…
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On November 5th, right after halftime against the Hawks, I had a panic attack.
It came out of nowhere. I’d never had one before. I didn’t even know if they were real. But it was real — as real as a broken hand or a sprained ankle. Since that day, almost everything about the way I think about my mental health has changed.
I’ve never been comfortable sharing much about myself. I turned 29 in September and for pretty much 29 years of my life I have been protective about anything and everything in my inner life. I was comfortable talking about basketball — but that came natural. It was much harder to share personal stuff, and looking back now I know I could have really benefited from having someone to talk to over the years. But I didn’t share — not to my family, not to my best friends, not in public. Today, I’ve realized I need to change that. I want to share some of my thoughts about my panic attack and what’s happened since. If you’re suffering silently like I was, then you know how it can feel like nobody really gets it. Partly, I want to do it for me, but mostly, I want to do it because people don’t talk about mental health enough. And men and boys are probably the farthest behind.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 7, 2018
“We’ve got over a few thousand emails of people responding wth their stories. I’ve gotta thank @DeMar_DeRozan, who just opened the door for other athletes to speak out about this topic. We need to beat down that stigma about mental health. Mental health doesn’t discriminate.” pic.twitter.com/H00c9zwE4R
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 7, 2018
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