The month of November is Men's Health Awareness Month. ‘The Movember Foundation’ uses November to bring awareness to various men’s physical and mental health issues, as well as support to those tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and more.
Throughout this month, NBC Sports will be releasing numerous videos that feature sports superstars discussing the importance of mental health as well as how they approach the subject. Former NBA star, and former Portland Trail Blazer Channing Frye, was one such athlete that participated in the nationwide project.
It can get better. You can't see it... but it's there
- Channing Frye
Channing Frye has been very open about his battle with depression in recent years. His struggles with mental health had him in a fog. A space where eating was a chore and smiling was a challenge. While he was shining under the bright lights of the NBA, he was in a dark space in his mind.
But Frye was able to persevere. He was able to clear the fog and find his happy place once again. In doing so, he has been able to offer advice to those who seek to find it. The silliest sounding remedy may just be the cure.
Think outside the box. Wake up, put on happy music, even if you gotta wake up and dance. It seems silly... wake up and say 'I'm thankful for this,' or 'I'm thankful for that.' Change something that you're doing.
Change up the routine, no matter how small. If you are in a dark place and continue to do the same things day-to-day, you can never expect to clear the fog. To clear it, you have to change. Even a minor alteration can have a major impact. While the journey will not be without its bumps, it will be worth it in the end.
"You're gonna get through it, and you're gonna be better for it, and you're gonna appreciate life a lot more."
You can hear more from Channing Frye in the video above.