The COVID-19 pandemic enhances the importance of mental health
Like many of us, Kevin Love experienced various emotions and feelings about COVID-19.
Love, 31, is not worried about being infected with this virus in this global pandemic, but he is worried about isolation, fear, lack of security at work and financial pressures that will hit some people with mental illness.
In an interview with ESPN, Love said: “Listen, I don’t have all the answers, and I might never.”
“But empirically, I can tell you there are resources that can help you. Now what is happening in the world is really terrible. But you don’t have to endure it alone. Take it from someone who has done too long.”
Since the league suspended the game on March 11, Love has been trying to stay active.
He donated $ 100,000 through the Charity Foundation to support the arena staff and the support staff of Cleveland Rocket Mortgage Field-House to express support for frontline workers and families in need.
The Cavaliers were one of the first teams to reopen practice facilities on May 8, allowing players to exercise voluntarily under the strict evacuation rules set by the NBA.
In his first public speech in the March 2018 “The Players Tribune” article, Love talked about his mental health battle.
In the article, he talked about a panic attack during the season with the Hawks.
Since then, Love has played a very public role, advocating mental health awareness.
The Cavaliers All-Star team established the Kevin Love Fund to provide more understanding and support to those struggling with mental health issues.