John Wall discusses mental health during recent turmoil

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John Wall has been experiencing difficulties for the past few years.

In addition to injuries and other conditions that have kept him out of 277 of his possible 390 games since 2017, Wale lost his mother to breast cancer in December 2019 – just before the COVID-19 pandemic – and his grandmother also passed away at the time. after, after.

He shared how all the turmoil affected his mental health earlier this month while gifting a garden to his mother in the Salvation Army in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.

“The darkest place I’ve ever been,” Wall said in the interview. “One time, I thought about suicide. I mean, just tearing up my Achilles, my mom was sick, my mom was dying, my grandmother died a year later, all in the midst of COVID and at the same time, I’m going to chemotherapy, and I’m sitting next to my mom taking her last breaths wearing the same clothes for three days lying on the sofa next to her. ”

Wall said he found a therapist, and he encouraged people in a similar setting to be true to themselves and get the help they need. The interview was incredibly amazing, and we hope his testimony will help other people dealing with difficult circumstances.

“I look at all of that and say, ‘If I can get through this, I can get through anything in life,'” Wall said.

After being suspended from the entire 2021-22 season by the Rockets, Wall joined the Clippers in the off-season and is ready to return to the hardwood. He’s not the only one going through something, but it would be hard for him not to root for him to have a great season.

Most importantly, he seems to be in a much better position mentally, which is great to hear.


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