NBA Star Kevin Love Shares Mental Health Struggles in NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

NBA star Kevin Love on the cover of the Fall 2019 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine

In the current issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine, NBA star Kevin Love talks about his experiences with anxiety and the importance of removing the stigma surrounding men and mental health.

The Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player shares what it was like to experience a panic attack right in the middle of a game. He also offers advice to men with mental health issues. He says, “I encourage everyone to speak their truth. One saying I default to is ‘nothing haunts you like the things you don’t say.’”

A leading researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, Daniel Pine, MD, shares the latest in anxiety research. He urges people to seek help and talk about their experiences.

In addition to insights into and research on men’s mental health, the issue also features:

  • Stuttering—Did you know that stuttering can run in families? Would you like to learn how to help a child who stutters? A personal story, along with a summary of the latest research and advice, sheds light on this condition.
  • 8 questions to ask family members—Knowing your family’s health history can help you reduce risk and get help early.
  • Lewy body dementia—This disease affects more than 1 million people in the United States. Learn about symptoms, the diagnosis, treatments, and research, plus read about how one couple copes.
  • How much sleep do you need?—Learn why sleep is so important and how much sleep is recommended for adults and children.

Through feature articles, personal stories, infographics, and more, NIH MedlinePlus helps explain how the National Institutes of Health turns “discovery into health.”

Check out this quarterly magazine online. Visit MedlinePlus for additional information about health topics covered in the magazine and more.

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