HeadStrong

How Al Horford's faith helps him 'keep a lot of things in perspective'

How Al Horford's faith helps him 'keep a lot of things in perspective'

Now in his 13th NBA season, Al Horford is known around the league for his consistency, both in terms of production and approach. 

He credits his faith with helping him maintain his poise.

“My faith is something that really gives me stability and makes me keep a lot of things in perspective," he said, "and helps me manage with all the ups and downs that can go within a season."

Horford talked about the value he places on his faith and the importance of sometimes taking a few quiet minutes for himself in an interview, which you can watch above.

NBC Sports Regional Networks has launched a multi-platform campaign on mental health and men's health, HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports, for the month of November. You can find more information about the initiative here

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Sixers' Josh Richardson opens up about mental health: 'It's tough to dig yourself out of that hole'

Sixers' Josh Richardson opens up about mental health: 'It's tough to dig yourself out of that hole'

After being traded from the Miami Heat to the Sixers this summer, Josh Richardson admitted he was in a "hole" with his mental health.

“It’s one of those things you constantly have to think about," Richardson said. "You have to consciously stay on your mental health, because if you don’t, you can look up and you’re depressed or you’re just not in the right state of mind. I’ve seen guys succumb to that. It’s tough to dig yourself out of that hole. I was there, to be honest. I was there this summer for a while. I got a therapist and I’ve been trying to work that out."

In an open interview, which you can watch above, Richardson discussed the challenges of being diligent about mental health in the highly competitive environment of the NBA, and explained why he tries to “embrace the negative.”

NBC Sports Regional Networks has launched a multi-platform campaign on mental health and men's health, HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports, for the month of November. You can find more information about the initiative here

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device.

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How to watch 'HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports' on NBC Sports Philadelphia

How to watch 'HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports' on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Throughout the month of November, NBC Sports Regional Networks is launching its multiplatform initiative on mental health and men's health, HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports.

This month-long campaign will begin with the debut feature documentary HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports on the Regional Networks. The documentary is produced in partnership with Religion of Sports, the Sports Emmy-winning media company founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra.

The documentary will air in the Philadelphia region for the first time this Thursday. For more HeadStrong content, visit NBCSports.com/HeadStrong.

Here are the essentials:

Date: Nov. 7
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Where: NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the MyTeams App

Additional local air dates throughout the remainder of 2019:

Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSP)
Nov. 8, 11 p.m. (NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus)
Nov. 9, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSP)
Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSP+)
Nov. 10, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSP)
Nov. 11, 12:30 a.m. (NBCSP)
Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m. (NBCSP)
Nov. 23, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSP)
Nov. 26, 12:30 a.m. (NBCSP)
Nov. 29, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSP)
Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m. (NBCSP)
Dec. 16, 12:30 a.m. (NBCSP)
Dec. 21, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSP+)

Debut days and times for additional networks are listed below:

NBC Sports Bay Area: Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. PT
NBC Sports Boston: Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET
NBC Sports California: Nov. 9 at 10:30 p.m. PT
NBC Sports Chicago: Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. CT
NBC Sports Northwest: Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. PT
NBC Sports Washington: Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET
NBCSN: Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. ET

Also, as a part of the HeadStrong initiative, there will be a series of more than 35 short-form digital video features to be focused on mental health and men's health issues on a special HeadStrong web page, NBCSports.com/HeadStrong. There will also be an additional 50-plus combined short-form digital video features that will focus on local subjects and stories.