Welcome to the Mental Health Hub. Check below for articles of athletes and their challenges with mental health.
Kevin Love v.2
Everyone Is Going Through Something. 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.
DeMar DeRozan changed the conversation around mental health: U of T psychiatrist in the Toronto Star. He was a key figure in the Toronto Raptors’ rise from sporting irrelevance to NBA champions, but DeMar DeRozan’s biggest contribution may prove to be talking openly about his mental health struggles and motivating others to do the same.
Michael Phelps Details Struggles with Anxiety and Depression on Twitter. Former Olympic star Michael Phelps opened up about his past struggles with anxiety and depression, tweeting Sunday at one point he "questioned whether or not [he] wanted to be alive anymore" before going on to say that therapy "helped save [his] life."
Ronda Rousey Opens Up About Feeling Suicidal After Her Devastating Loss To Holly Holm. Ronda Rousey's loss to Holly Holm back in November has been called the biggest upset in UFC history. Until the brutal kick to the face, which landed her in the hospital, Rousey was on a 12-match winning streak, and was undefeated in her MMA career. No one expected her to lose.