I followed his career after college including the 13 years he spent as a professional basketball player in the NBA. His story about his childhood and the subsequent PTSD had become national news. I found his story so moving because I knew him so well personally. Because of his courage he has become a national spokesperson for mental health issues and is doing some much needed work around this topic for society. There’s not a better person to champion the cause to bring more awareness to mental health.
Many high school teachers and coaches are battling mental health issues alongside their students and athletes, doing the best they can do be supportive of these young people. Keyon gives a tremendous amount of insight to help these professionals working with our sons and daughters. As we all become more aware of mental health issues and learn how to work together to fight the stigmas, we will continue to help make our society a better place for all.