Kevin Love on Trying to Achieve His Way Out of Depression

Kevin Love on Trying to Achieve His Way Out of Depression
November 16, 2020

NBA star Kevin Love has reached incredible success in the NBA. But his drive to move ahead also masked depression and anxiety, which he’s struggled with for much of his life. For a long time, he hid his battle with mental health because he was worried that his fans would see him as “weak.” But after a very public panic attack in 2017, Love started speaking out about his mental health.

Love talks with host Morra Aarons-Mele about role modeling openness about mental health, how he manages his social anxiety as a celebrity, and why basketball both aggravates and relieves his depression.

Further Reading:

  • To Anybody Going Through It” (The Player’s Tribune, 2020)
  • Kevin Love details his battles with mental illness” (ESPN, 2018)
  • Kevin Love on How to Find the Right Therapist, and What to Do If You Can’t Afford One” (GQ, 2019)

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