Destigmatizing mental illness: Theo leads the way for depressed sportsmen

Destigmatizing mental illness: Theo leads the way for depressed sportsmen

An athlete will never be afraid to talk about the physical ailments that he/she suffers, but talking about his or her mental health problem is another thing altogether. Discussions on mental health problems by an athlete, particularly a male , is still considered a taboo. In fact, more than a taboo, it is considered a sign of weakness in someone who is otherwise the epitome of perfection. Shunning such stereotypes, former professional hockey player Theo Fleury not just talked at length about his experiences with a mental illness and addiction, but also decided to stand as a support and inspiration […] Read more