"Everyone Is Going Through Something". That is the title of Kevin Love's piece he wrote for The Players Tribune, detailing a turbulent time in his playing career where he dealt with a panic attack shortly after his 29th birthday. In the article, Love speaks about the issue of mental health that affect millions across the nation, and the stigma attached to it that makes it difficult for men to address the issue head-on.
Steve and Jeffrey Gorman open up about various times in their lives where they have dealt with panic attacks, or similar issues where mental health had a dramatic impact on key moments in adulthood.
"Mental health isn’t just an athlete thing. What you do for a living doesn’t have to define who you are. This is an everyone thing. No matter what our circumstances, we’re all carrying around things that hurt — and they can hurt us if we keep them buried inside. Not talking about our inner lives robs us of really getting to know ourselves and robs us of the chance to reach out to others in need. 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."
- Kevin Love, The Player's Tribune
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