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    Kevin Love’s Panic Attack

    “My brain was trying to climb out of my head.” So wrote Cavaliers forward Kevin Love of his Nov. 5 on-court episode, to let men and boys know it’s OK to talk about mental health. Being able to open up is a struggle in itself, Love realized after shedding his fear that sharing reveals weakness. He’d never heard other professional athletes discuss anxiety or depression until Toronto Raptors’ guard DeMar DeRozan admitted bouts of depression last month. Love’s message? “Everyone is going through something that we can’t see,” and until it’s illuminated, it can’t be treated.

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