"If you had a heart condition, you'd see a doctor and you'd take the necessary steps to fix the problem. Why should it be any different with mental health?" - Kevin Love
In November 2017, Kevin Love thought he was going to die. In the middle of a game against the Atlanta Hawks, he experienced a panic attack that had him laid out on the floor of the locker room with his heart racing and his airway constricted.
Since that day, Love has undertaken cognitive behavioral therapy paired with medication to manage his anxiety and depression. He's also become an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and treatment through the Kevin Love Fund, an organization committed to normalizing the conversation about mental health (a mission near and dear to our hearts here at IFHP.)
In an ESPN article, Kevin talks about publicly acknowledging his mental illness, the importance of robust treatment options, and helping people of all ages realize that mental health is just as important as physical health.
Click here to read the full article on Espn.com.