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Up On Game Talk Athletes Facing Mental Health Crisis

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LaVar Arrington, TJ Houshmandzadeh, and Plaxico Burress discuss the importance of addressing mental health in the wake of Stanford Goalie Katie Meyer tragically losing her life by suicide. The guys give the perspective of how athletes specifically face and address issues pertaining to mental health, and stress the importance of reaching out and opening up over problems that can contribute to mental distress.

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or contemplating suicide or self harm, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.