NBA and Mental Health

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Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

3 thoughts on “NBA and Mental Health

  1. It’s great when NBA players and other athletes come out and say they experience fear and stress and depression and all, since it can open the door for the men especially who admire them to think it’s okay for them to have emotions and stress too.

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    1. Especially in the black community, because I still know tons of men who will not seek help! Maybe that will change soon!

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      1. I hope so. I know men in all sorts of communtities–black, white, asian, latino, gay, straight, rich, poor etc.–who all have excuses for not discussing feelings or even feeling allowed to have them. Society brings us all up in ways that mess us up, and we ALL need to be able to have feelings and discuss them and not hurt people including ourselves.

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