Hello Art Lovers!
Art can bring light into your life. Depression can only bring darkness. 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, Ricky Williams, was in town recently to talk about his dark days with depression and social anxiety.
The former University of Texas football star told a crowd of more than 700 how mental illness nearly ruined his career and his life. Thanks to proper diagnosis and medication, Williams was able to over come his demons and go on to live a normal life.
While the former NFL star was able to seek help, he laments the fact that so many in the African-American community still don’t discuss mental illness and so many don’t seek treatment. Maybe with Williams admitting his problems in such a public forum, more blacks will begin to address mental health in our communities.
Below are more photos from the event.
All my best,