Kevin Love launches a mental health program for high school students

There have been greater than 320 youngsters within the graduating class at Kevin Love Lake Oswego (Ore.) Excessive Faculty in 2007. The varsity is estimated to have one counselor for each 70 college students. 5-time NBA All-Star feels his counselor has supervised too many youngsters to actually perceive his melancholy and anxiousness, not to mention adequately assist him via these emotions. So Love, 34, got here to know this dynamic, which is having to go “down the corridor” in school to speak about psychological sickness and weak spot, as imperfect, at finest.

“I used to be somebody who realized about intercourse training and bodily training, however we by no means actually talked about what’s between the ears and why we really feel that form of emotions come up even at nursery age or past,” he says.

On September 14, via the Kevin Love Fund, the Cavaliers-Stalwart formally introduced a nationwide growth of the free psychological well being curriculum they have been piloting with teenagers in colleges and after-school applications for the previous two years. Created in collaboration with lecturers and consultants, it’s a social and emotional studying curriculum with over a dozen classes designed to introduce college students to the ideas of vulnerability and in search of assist, in addition to de-stigmatizing their feelings.