Dak Prescott saved lives, Skip Bayless missed mark

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott opened up about dealing with depression and anxiety.

Skip Bayless said, given Prescott’s leadership position on the football team, Prescott shouldn’t have done that.

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who has been outspoken on mental-health issues:

You want to know why now, and always, it’s important for Dak Prescott to share his struggles…

— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) September 10, 2020

…it’s because racial lines play a major part in people’s relationship with mental health — “opening up about a mental illness can feel like giving one more weapon to someone you know can use it against you.”….

— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) September 10, 2020

Skip missed fact that BECAUSE Dak is the quarterback and leader of America’s team — him outwardly expressing this will lead to young men and women of every demographic to feel less alone and express themselves openly. Mental health issues rob us of achieving our full potenial.

— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) September 10, 2020

Dak helped move a number of people forward today.

— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) September 10, 2020

What Prescott did was brave. Because, despite Love’s best efforts, there’s still a stigma on mental-health issues perpetuated by people like Bayless.

There shouldn’t be.

For all Bayless’ talk about just dealing with it, that’s exactly what Prescott did. He sought help from people, including a sports psychologist, equipped to help him. Now, Prescott sounds like he’s in a better place mentally.

Prescott also spoke about his journey to set a positive example for anyone else facing these issues.

That’s great leadership.

Kevin Love: Dak Prescott saved lives, Skip Bayless missed mark originally appeared on NBCSports.com

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