LeBron James is showing John Wall some love for talking about his mental health struggles.
On Monday, Los Angeles Clippers guard John Wall opened up about the serious difficulties he has confronted with in his personal and professional life during the past two years that led to him having suicidal thoughts at one point.
During a recent interview, Well spoke about the issues he dealt with in the last two years including the death of his mother, tearing his Achilles, while also dealing with the pandemic.
“Darkest place I’ve ever been in,” Wall said. “At one point in time I thought about committing suicide. Tearing my Achilles, my mom being sick, my mom passing and my grandma passing a year later. All this in the midst of COVID at the same time. Me going to the chemotherapy and sitting there. Me seeing my mom take her last breath. Wearing the same clothes for three days straight and laying on the couch sobbing.”
Wow. Really honest stuff from John Wall. John has been through so much in his life. Glad to hear he’s doing better. https://t.co/LIFo5dLugn
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) August 29, 2022
Wall went on to encourage people who were going through tough issues to get help like he did.
“Find a therapist,” Wall said. “You know a lot of people think, ‘I don’t need help. I can get it through it at any time.’ But, you got to be true to yourself and find out what’s best for you.
“And I did that.”
“If I can get through this, I can get through anything in life,” Wall said. “I don’t think a lot of people could get through what I went through.”
LeBron saw Wall’s interview and showed him some love on social media.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 30, 2022