National Basketball Association star admits to mental health concerns

08 March, 2018, 01:41 | Author: Hope Soto
  • 'Came out of nowhere': Kevin Love reveals battle with panic attacks, opens up about mental health

Love revealed this for the first time for The Players' Tribune and wants to use this as an opportunity to end the stigma of mental health.

Kevin Love first became aware that he was struggling with something just this year, right after halftime in a game against the Hawks on November 5th.

"Mental health isn't just an athlete thing, Love wrote".

Suddenly, all the things that drew me to the school triggered a feeling I'd never experienced. Doing my own research, I realized that Love likely was keeping his issues under wraps because they were serious.

"This was new territory for me, and it was pretty confusing", Love wrote. People don't talk about mental health enough and DeRozan and Love have recognized that needs to change.

In an open letter on The Players' Tribune, Love broached the subject of his mental health, revealing that on November 5, during a home game against Atlanta, right after halftime, he suffered a panic attack. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward shared his experience on The Player's Tribune and talked about the importance of discussing mental health.

Heather Locklear enters treatment facility while police search home
She was not only verbally uncooperative but physically abusive to officers, ' a LA police spokesperson said at the time. Over the past few months, Locklear has appeared eager to put what she called her "drama-filled past" behind her.

Everyone is going through something you can't see. I nodded, but I didn't hear much of what he said. 'I didn't even know if they were real. Stress about on and off-court things seemed to exacerbate things but Love felt the usual symptoms one would have when suffering a panic attack. But it was real - as real a broken hand or a sprained ankle.

Kevin Love has had his most challenging National Basketball Association season to date. Now as I fought back vomit, there was nothing I wanted more than to be indistinguishable.

However, the 29-year-old was not comfortable talking about what happened. I'd thought the hardest part was over after I had the panic attack. Sources told ESPN that Love told teammates about having another panic attack during the game against the Thunder during that meeting. But I didn't share - not to my family, not to my best friends, not in public.

As I was learning how to deal with chronic anxiety and control attacks, I started spending more and more time around the National Basketball Association, near the court, in locker rooms and talking to people I never thought I'd even meet.

In fact, coming back just before the postseason after missing two months and trying to make it to the NBA Finals is a high-pressure situation for a player who has the Cleveland Cavaliers second-highest points per game average (17.9) and its highest rebound per game average (9.4).

Look, I don't want to speak above my non-existent qualifications here, but I know this. "I thought it was great", he said.


  • People On Medicaid Now Get Amazon Prime For $5.99

    People On Medicaid Now Get Amazon Prime For $5.99

    In the end, selling discounted Prime subscriptions to low-income families and students could very well be a big win for Amazon . Like the discount for EBT recipients, this Medicaid discount brings the monthly cost of Prime down to $5.99 per month.
    Nashville mayor resigns after admitting affair with bodyguard

    Nashville mayor resigns after admitting affair with bodyguard

    Barry also offered her support to former Vice Mayor David Briley , who will serve as acting mayor of Nashville . Elected in September 2015, Barry was praised by liberals and has been popular with Nashville residents.
    Sri Lanka down India in T20 tri-series opener

    Sri Lanka down India in T20 tri-series opener

    The crucial No.3 spot vacated by Virat Kohli is taken by Suresh Raina , who has enjoyed a decent return to India's T20 side. Earlier, Dhawan hit 90 off 49 to guide India to a challenging total after they lost two wickets inside two overs.
  • Conrad Sangma takes charge of Meghalaya as CM (Second Lead)

    Conrad Sangma takes charge of Meghalaya as CM (Second Lead)

    Banteidor Lyngdoh and Hamletson Dohling of the People's Democratic Front (PDF) also took oath as ministers. Among those present at the ceremony were Conrad's mother Soradini K.
    Midland filmmakers in Oscar win for The Silent Child

    Midland filmmakers in Oscar win for The Silent Child

    Shenton was inspired to write the film by her father, who went deaf after receiving treatment for chemotherapy when she was 12. The Silent Child tells the story of four-year-old Libby, who is taught sign language by her social worker as she can't speak.
    Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School i

    Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School i

    Seeds of Peace brings youth from different countries together to foster understanding and help resolve worldwide conflicts. The student group would also like to honor the victims with 17 flowers on the field - one for each individual who died.
  • Of-its-kind, at-home test aims to increase early breast cancer detection

    Of-its-kind, at-home test aims to increase early breast cancer detection

    During the review of the test, the FDA determined that the data showed the results are accurate and provide reproducible results. Federal regulators have approved the first direct-to-consumer genetic test for breast , ovarian and prostate cancer risks .
    New Toyota Auris debuts at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

    New Toyota Auris debuts at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

    About 41 percent of cars sold through its European branch were hybrid models, while diesel represented "less than" 10 percent. In our latest new model, the Toyota C-HR, HEVs accounted for 78% of sales past year .
    Third FIR in PNB scam case

    Third FIR in PNB scam case

    Diamantaire Nirav Modi's flagship company Firestar Diamond moved Delhi High Court against the seizure of his properties. He said, "We told them that this is the basis of our petition that there is no information".
  • Opioid Crisis Worsens: ER Admissions Up 30 Percent

    Opioid Crisis Worsens: ER Admissions Up 30 Percent

    That's not to say they're the sole region affected by the opioid epidemic . Jim Perri said he and his co-workers are also swamped with patients.
    Trump administration sues California for its sanctuary state legislation

    Trump administration sues California for its sanctuary state legislation

    Brown and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra are directly named in the suit - and are ready for the fight. The lawsuit aims to block three so-called sanctuary laws the state's legislature passed previous year .
    Google Lens is now rolling out for all Android users

    Google Lens is now rolling out for all Android users

    For example, you could launch the Google Photos app and point your phone at a flower and learn what kind of flower it is. Besides this, Google also rolled out a new option to share pictures from Google Photos by using "Add partner account".


Protect statues of all leaders, Madras High Court tells Tamil Nadu government
I believe this is done to divert attention from the fact that the government has not constituted Cauvery water management board. Using a Tamil phrase, he indicated that the government will not hesitate to take action against anyone affecting public peace.

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you '
Only one person has ever been recorded as being hit by a piece of space debri and, fortunately, she was not injured. Before that, in 1991, the last uncontrolled return was Salyut 7 - or Cosmos 1686 - weighing 40 tonnes.

Matic the hero for Man Utd
Smalling's goal was followed by a superb effort by Romelu Lukaku in the 76th minute which equalised the score for the visitors. That second goal was a goal to show kids in academies around the country, to show that top players can concede silly goals.

Bears apply transition tag on CB Fuller
His 2017 Pro Football Focus grade was an 84.3 , putting him as the NFL's No. 22 cornerback, with an "above average" standing. By using the tag, the Bears have until July 16 to work out a multiyear deal with Fuller, which seems to be their intention.

Intel head: I discuss 2018 threat with Trump
Trump said Tuesday that he is not anxious that Moscow will meddle in the upcoming midterm elections because the US will take steps to prevent it.

Tensions high, arrests made at white nationalist's visit to Michigan
She says she wants people to recognize how serious the issue of white supremacy is today. WKAR's Katie Cook reports on counter-protesters at Richard Spencer event.

Mark Cuban denies 2011 sexual assault allegation
Cuban was never charged after he passed a polygraph test and police determined there was insufficient evidence. The woman reported that she was assaulted by Cuban as the two posed together for a photogragh.

Sam Rockwell Honours Philip Seymour Hoffman At 2018 Oscars
He also paid tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman , ending his speech by saying, "This is for my old buddy Phil Hoffman ". The film was directed by Martin McDonagh and has already picked up the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.

'Creepy' and 'Evil': Amazon's Alexa Is Laughing at Users
Amazon has yet to respond to inquiries requesting more information about the error, BuzzFeed said. No time table was provided, but I think I'm just going to unplug my Echo for the time being.

Did Rams make the right call trading Alec Ogletree to Giants?
Ogletree, 26, signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Rams in October that included $30 million in guarantees. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , the New York Giants are acquiring linebacker Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams .