Everybody needs help with their mental health at times, even some of the biggest NBA stars in the world.
Los Angeles Clippers All-Star John Wall is opening up about his struggles and personal issues in a very open and honest way.
He wrote an incredibly raw piece for the Players Tribune in which he touched upon the negative and dark ways he has felt over the years – and his fight to overcome them.
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Speaking of his acceptance of therapy and what it’s done for his well-being, Wall talked about reaching out and asking for help.
“‘Yo! I need some f–king help!’ Those six words changed my life,” Wall said in the piece.
The fact that such a major athlete is opening up about a very personal matter is stunning for multiple reasons: it wasn’t something that was done often in the past and it could also help millions of people who struggle with the same problems.
Wall Gets Real
Wall’s piece is certainly a must-read and could truly help people across the world not feel so alone as they battle mental health problems.
It was a big step from the NBA superstar but he isn’t the first to frankly discuss the matter.
A few years ago, Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers also spoke openly about the issues that were plaguing him.
Other players and other leagues have gotten real about mental health over the last decade as a way to help athletes and fans alike.
In the years ahead, it is very likely that more NBA stars will talk about this and the league itself will probably do its part to spread awareness and assist others seeking help.