- Kevin Love wrote in March 2018 The Players Tribune about his first panic attack .
- Well, love encourages other people to prioritize their mental health.
- Love spoke to MensHealth.com about how he deals with fear.
As a five-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist, Kevin Love is certain to do something right. However, the 30-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers player, like everyone else, feels insecure. For love, these doubts are a source of anxiety.
"I [always] felt that I had done something wrong," he explains MensHealth.com . "I never was, I just had that feeling for no reason."
Earlier this year, Love discussed his concern in an open letter published in The Players Tribune . The valiant essay of love received much positive attention. Unfortunately, it is rare that men – let alone professional athletes – speak so openly about their mental health.
"For 29 years, I was thinking about another's mental health," he wrote. "For me it was a form of weakness that could affect my athletic success or make me look funny or different."
When he was younger, love's fear manifested in so many different ways, "he explains," The only thing I knew was going somewhere and getting mad. "