.....“Once my physical health started to decline, that’s when my mental health started to decline,” Dennis said. Dennis had never really considered his mental health while growing up. As an athlete, only the mentally strong survive and admitting something is wrong is a sign of weakness — or at least that’s what he was told....
....."Being an athlete, sometimes you kind of, in a not so good way, almost feel like you’re invincible and nothing can ever be wrong with you,” Dennis said. “Once I started reading what (the NBA players) wrote, I was like, ‘These guys are getting paid millions of dollars and they’re going through the same exact thing.’ It made me feel like I wasn’t alone. Maybe somebody will read my story and feel the same way.”........more
Bethany`s Notes: Know what helps you become your best! Know what triggers you and pulls you down. Remind athletes they are so much more...smart, encouraging, funny, reflective...etc.
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