As we await the arrival of Audacy’s fifth annual I’m Listening special, happening on Thursday, September 23 at 6PM, on all Audacy stations, and on the Audacy app, Cleveland Cavaliers star, Kevin Love spoke about the details around his own mental health journey and offered advice to fans.
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Love noted, “I think people will deal with these types of problems at their own pace and their own time and if they chose to not do it publically, I would hope that they’re taking advantage of whatever resources or whatever people within their… orbit… that they can speak to.”
“I do believe nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say,” the basketball player poignantly adds.
“You don’t have to be an advocate; you don’t have to be you know, truly outspoken about it,” says Love. However, he is grateful for the athletes before him who have been real and human about mental health.
“Thankful” for athletes such as Dak Prescott and Paul George, who have been forthcoming about how mental health affects everyone, Kevin explains, “those kinds of things are extremely meaningful not only for the general pop or sports fans but also for somebody like myself…it gives me hope in feeling that I’m part of something bigger than myself.”
For more from Love, don’t miss Audacy’s I’m Listening broadcast on September 23, at 6PM on all Audacy stations, and on the Audacy app.
This year I’m Listening has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to further support mental health initiatives and provide expert medical health access as we continue to navigate maintaining the intersection of mental and physical health in the age of COVID-19.
Audacy is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. I’m Listening aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. You can also find more resources here.