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Garrick Jones

What past life experiences, physical traumas or genetics do you believe have had an effect on your mental health?

The toughest thing I have had to deal with was the loss of my twins in 2005. They were born premature due to complications. I had to cut my work with the Atlanta Falcons short to rush home to see them be born and last thirty minutes or so. 

How did the effects on your mental health appear in terms of symptoms?

I went numb but had to continue to perform at a high level on the field. I learned how to function while not fully functioning at all. 

When and why did you decide to ask for help to get relief?

I got to a point where I understood this was apart of purpose. For me therapy is teaching from my very own testimony.

What methods helped you individually get/feel better?

I try to stay locked in with teammates as we are all going through alot of the same things. 

Why did you decide to go public with your story? Who were/are you hoping to help and how?

I just want people to know they aren’t alone. Others have been through it and you can make it. 

How did people react when you went public with your story?

When I tell my full story people are in shock for the most part but they get it because they can relate to it. 

Do you have any resources you would like to drive people to?

The FanCentric DAO – where sports fans, professional sports ownership and crypto meet. www.fancentric.com
IG: @officiallygarrickjones
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