Ex-Timberwolf Kevin Love discloses bouts with panic attacks, mental health

Kevin Love felt a pain in his stomach and shortness of breath before he realized he was having a panic attack. The 29-year-old five-time All Star had never experienced such an episode

After opening up about his panic attacks in The Player's Tribune, Love is more than just a symbol of sacrifice or cornerstone player for a championship-contending team, he's a pillar of strength for those that struggle with various mental and mood disorders on a daily basis.

Love, whose panic attacks caused him to leave a game against the Atlanta Hawks on November 5th and likely led to his early departure against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 20th. Love, 29, said that was part of his inspiration to open up about his own mental health.

One of the reasons I wanted to write this comes from reading DeMar's comments last week about depression. "Today, I've realized I need to change that". He wrote, "It was like my body was trying to say to me, 'You're about to die.'" Love was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic where doctors found nothing physically wrong with him. I just never knew the severity of the issue. "Since that day, nearly everything about the way I think about my mental health has changed".

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In the Players' Tribune this morning, Cleveland Cavaliers forward and UCLA Basketball great Kevin Love opened up about his mental health journey and invited readers to explore their own.

An estimated 2.7 percent of American adults had panic disorder in the past year, while an estimated 4.7 percent of American adults experience panic disorder at some time in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. I knew that much.

"It's so important for people from all walks of life to share that they have a mental illness, so that you can really see it happens to everyone", said Sue Abderholden, executive director of National Alliance of Mental Illness Minnesota. Love then reportedly came clean about his panic attacks.

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Shout out to Kevin Love for that. And like many people who have had them, Love didn't know what was going on at first. "I'd never had one before".

The 29-year-old said he couldn't stop thinking about it and was afraid people would find out.

The incident still weighed on him, though, and the thought of anyone finding out bothered him, too. I flourished in spite of my anxiety, had a blast, made the girl that was by my side from the first attack my wife and somehow turned my passion for basketball into my career. It was then he realised he had experienced a panic attack. "So I'm not saying everyone should share all their deepest secrets - not everything should be public and it's every person's choice". There is no "guys like me" or "guys like [X] don't struggle with these things".

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