Even These Athletes Battle Mental Health Issues

Landon Donovan

American soccer player Landon Donovan took a break from professional soccer in 2012 because of “mental exhaustion.” When asked about his break, Donovan said, “We have a sort of stigma that being in a difficult mental place is not acceptable.” He now advocates for those with mental health issues.

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January 29, 2014

Last Updated:
September 15, 2014