Mental Health: The Vital Component of Successful Athletes We Won't Talk About
On November 5 2017, Kevin Love, a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, dashed away from the court and into the empty locker rooms. "I was running from room to room, like I was looking for something I couldn’t find. Really I was just hoping my heart would stop racing. It was like my body was trying to say to me, 'You’re about to die'. I ended up on the floor in the training room, lying on my back, trying to get enough air to breathe."
What was wrong? Love was in the throes of a panic attack. He went to the team clinic and was checked out, but he was found to be completely physically healthy. He had no heart condition, no physical weakness, and was in the best physical health of his life ...VIEW STORY