Mental health in sports in an important topic that rarely is discussed. Often times, players, fans and media alike are too focused on wins, losses, stats and milestones to see or discuss how players cope with the immense amount of stress that comes with being a professional athlete.
In NBC Sports' new documentary "HEADSTRONG: Mental Health and Sports" athletes do their best to try to change the narrative surrounding mental health and sports. Joe Thornton, Charles Haley, Kevon Looney and other athletes from around the country open about their own personal battles with depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental health issues they fought while playing the sport they love and continue to fight.
"HEADSTRONG: Mental Health and Sports" has been running all November long on the NBC Sports family of networks and it will air again Wednesday night on NBC Sports Network following Flyers vs. Blue Jackets on "Wednesday Night Hockey."
You can watch all of the "HEADSTRONG: Mental Health and Sports" vignettes right here and can check out Devin Setoguchi and Sydel Curry-Lee appear on a panel at the NBC Sports Bay Area studios to discuss the film right here.
Here's when and how to watch "HEADSTRONG: Mental Health and Sports" on NBC Sports Network:
When: Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. PT
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network