For so long our cultural norm has been that boys don’t cry and show emotion, especially those strong boys that are athletes. Read this touching first-person narrative by NBA’s Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers on the effects of not talking about emotions. He shares how a panic attack has led him to be more open and why he is coming forward now: “Partly, I want to do it for me, but mostly, I want to do it because people don’t talk about mental health enough. And men and boys are probably the farthest behind.”
In the article, Love shares how after the panic attack he finds a therapist and gets help. And this is exactly what Elena Aguilar shares in Onward. She has resources to help you self-asses for depression and anxiety. She explains how it is important to know the signs of depression and when to get help or encourage someone else to get help.
Imagine a world where we can understand our emotions more, talk about them more, and where they can have a place in our professional and personal lives. Thank you Kevin Love for taking the first step towards this world.