This summer I decided to take a huge leap and try to document my life and business Gary Vaynerchuk style. I have been dreaming about having a media team for years but never quite knew how, or had the dollars.
Mental health among high performance athletes has been a crux for many people for some time now.
Personally, I went through a period of severe depression post Sochi 2014, at one point feeling suicidal before I came across an email from Game Plan de Match. Dubbed “Canada’s Total Athlete Wellness Program”, Game Plan de Match was both timely and effective in my recovery, helping me get the help I needed in a very timely manner.
I got this direct message through Instagram the other day, it said; "Kevin, I'm depressed. I can't figure it out. Do you have any advice?" Have you ever felt that way before? When you just don't know what to do?” I get these messages all the time, people trying to figure things out. "Kev, how do I get out of depression?”
I want to share with you a story because what will often surface is that we feel like we don't know why we're depressed and we don't know what to do. And that's super common. Not every time is it something that you can easily solve but often it is, and it just becomes a matter of developing some greater self-awareness. Maybe you should ask some better questions or have someone helping ask some better questions with you.
It's so easy to blame other people or situations, but it is ultimately up to you. It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
This topic is one that I am particularly passionate about. Having this mentality has helped me overcome every obstacle in my life, and allowed me to control the outcome of every situation I encounter. This is powerful stuff!