This breaks my heart but I am glad he never went through with it. Depression is one thing that a lot people will never understand. I don’t understand it fully but I can understand that depression is a serious thing and at times, people need the right help. It’s tough to open up about it but I hope that this message can reach those who are battling it.
Originally posted on SI Wire:
In a New York Times profile nearly 10 years since a motorcycle accident effectively ended his career, Jay Williams details the emotional and psychological recovery he underwent in the years following the incident for the first time.
Williams, a National Freshman of the Year, NCAA champion and Naismith National Player of the Year for Duke in the early 2000s, told Times reporter Greg Bishop that he struggled with depression, went to the therapy and even attempted suicide.
“I remember lying in my bed,” he said. “And I’m just tired of being here. I didn’t want to be here anymore. I was so afraid to face people. And I didn’t really know who I was. And I didn’t really want anybody to see me. And…
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