Thursday, August 26, 2010

Herschel Walker speaks out for mental health

I came across this info while perusing the web. It encourages me that a "football legend" such as Herschel Walker would come out of the closet, mental health-wise. Brave man.

Here's the info:

It takes courage to seek help.

Former Dallas Cowboy and NFL football legend Herschel Walker had a stunning football career. However, unbeknown to many he battled with dissociative identity disorder and suffered a severe mental health crisis.

Herschel’s struggle with mental illness is quite common. According to the National Institute of Mental Health one in four adults, some 57.7 million Americans, experience a mental health disorder in a given year.

In partnership with Walker, UBH has instituted a special initiative to raise awareness of mental health disorders and to erase the stigmas attached to them that keep people from seeking help. As part of the effort, UBH offers a specialized Breaking Free treatment program for adults who face multiple mental health disorders.

If you or someone you know and love needs help, call the UBH Care Center at 888-320-8101 today. It takes courage to seek help.


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