Kevin Love opened up yesterday morning, via the Players Tribune, about his recent panic attack and tackling mental health head-on.
So for 29 years, I thought about mental health as someone else’s problem. Sure, I knew on some level that some people benefited from asking for help or opening up. I just never thought it was for me. To me, it was form of weakness that could derail my success in sports or make me seem weird or different.
I have never been a fan of Love’s…but I’ve also never not been a fan of his, just impartial to him. But now I’m all in on the Love Train.
Everyone is going through something that we can’t see.
Demi Lovato is another celebrity who recently made large strides towards combating mental health issues, announcing that on her current tour they will be offering free counseling for those who need it.
So if you’re reading this and you’re having a hard time, no matter how big or small it seems to you, I want to remind you that you’re not weird or different for sharing what you’re going through.
Just the opposite. It could be the most important thing you do. It was for me.
I implore everyone to read Kevin Love’s letter, and if you need someone to talk to, reach out to those around you! There are a lot of people who will listen to you, you just have to ask.