Stephen A. Smith Opens Up About Mental Health, Encourages Reaching Out

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss how Sports commentator Stephen A. Smith opens up about grief, found support and how his message could change the conversation about mental health stigma.

It’s okay to not be okay

Even strong figures like Stephen A. Smith experience difficult emotions and need help sometimes.

Stigma hurts

Black men often face added pressure to seem tough, making it harder to ask for help when struggling.

There’s strength in reaching out

Smith talks about finding support from his family, pastor, and a therapist. This shows it’s okay to use multiple resources

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