Hawkeye Nation: Amari Spivey’s Depression Battle

Former Iowa cornerback and Detroit Lions safety Amari Spievey was profiled by Hawkeye Nation. Spievey (pronounced “spuh-VAY”) recounts the hard road he encountered while playing professional football, the ensuing depression brought on by repeated concussions and personal tragedy. Below is an excerpt. By Rob Howe [Amari] Spievey was languishing with …

Players’ Tribune: Everyone Is Going Through Something

Cleveland Cavaliers forward and NBA All-Star Kevin Love opened up about his panic attacks in the Players’ Tribune. Spurred on by DeMar DeRozan’s shared story, Love details how life’s secrets are masked and how he’s being truthful with himself now. By Kevin Love On November 5th, right after halftime against …

Q&A: U-M Runner Ben Flanagan

The Athletes Connected program recognizes the many different entities that factor into student-athlete mental health. As part of our Q&A series, Athletes Connected shares how coaches, administrators, athletic trainers and other athletic staff approach their roles in the lives of student-athlete health. To continue the series, Athletes Connected caught up …