WWE Superstars Speak Out For Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With a spotlight on the issue for the next several weeks, various mental health advocacy groups are campaigning for visibility and open dialogue around the topic of mental health. World Wrestling Entertainment is joining the conversation. In partnership with the Ad Council, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Jed Foundation, WWE is promoting mental health awareness via social media.
On Twitter, two time WWE Champion Drew McIntyre spoke about mental health and self care. McIntyre can be seen in an ad about the topics here:
“When I was younger, I kept everything inside. It bubbled over, and affected my life,” McIntyre confesses in the ad, but continues, “as soon as I was open and honest, and I was able to let everybody in my support group know how I was feeling, it built my mind back to where I needed to be.”
Liv Morgan is also featured as apart of the Mental Health Awareness month campaign. In an interview from World Wrestling Entertainment’s talk show The Bump, Morgan stated, “Its super important for all of us to take time out of our day to support our mental well being. For me, self care and mental health kind of go hand in hand.”
WWE superstars are regarded as larger than life by their fans of all ages. Hopefully seeing aspirational personalities they admire opening up about issues that are often hard to talk about will help many WWE fans embrace the message of Mental Health Awareness Month.
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