Last week The Players’ Tribune published Kevin Love’s article Everyone Is Going Through Something. In it he discusses his experience with anxiety and having a panic attack during a Cavs game. Also, how until that point, he didn’t feel like he could benefit from talking about his issues and the circumstances that may have led up to this incident.
The taboo surrounding mental health is lessening, but still exists. I admire any person, public figure or not, who is willing to put their personal experience out there for the benefit of others.
I met a man last weekend who two seconds after shaking my hand, when asked how he was doing by the man next to me me, looked at him and started talking about how he was struggling with panic attacks. I admired his ability to speak so openly about it.