Michael Phelps shares what helped him when he questioned his desire to live.

Posted On September 13, 2019


Swimmer Michael Phelps may be best known for his Olympic gold medal wins, but he’s also become an outspoken advocate for mental health issues, following his own experiences with anxietydepression and suicidal thoughts. In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, Phelps shared what helped him recover.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Phelps shared that he has partnered with text-based therapy service Talkspace to let people know it’s OK to ask for help if you’re struggling with your mental health. He candidly shared how he decided to get help from a therapist when he questioned his desire to live, urging people not to wait as long as he did to get help.

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