Amazing Athletes Who Have Struggled With Mental Illness

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Source: NY Daily News

Even legendary athletes are all too human, and when you add the immense pressure of playing professionally to a young person’s life, it’s no surprise that some have struggled with mental illness.

In past decades, that struggle was private – stars were largely on their own. Admitting mental illness was considered a recipe for failure.

Thankfully, these brave players had the courage to come forward with their struggles. Their stories are ones of courage and will hopefully let people in similar situations know that they are not alone.