Tennessee Titans’ Brown explains why he printed melancholy stuggles
Tennessee Titans famous person receiver A.J. Brown mentioned shut pal and New York Jets wideout Elijah Moore was once the one who helped stophim from taking his personal lifestyles on Nov. 12, 2020.
In a since-deleted Instagram put up detailing his battles with melancholy, Brown wrote within the video caption that any individual helped him thru suicidal ideas on that day and that “God told him all the right things to say to me that night.
Brown and Moore were teammates at Ole Miss in 2018, when Brown was a junior and Moore was a freshman.
Hes more than family, Brown said. I love him like hes my brother. Hes a special person. I appreciate him each and every day.
PODCAST:Talkin’ Titans: Which players deserve the most credit in Tennessee’s hot streak?
MIKE VRABEL:Should Tennessee Titans’ Mike Vrabel be in NFL Coach of the Year conversation? Players respond
Brown spoke to reportersThursday for the first time since posting the video. He said hes in a better place now, withthe dark thoughts behind him.
Brown said hetalked with a professional therapist at the time and still does.
I know how to deal with certain things if something comes in my life now, Brown said. Growing up, I just kind brushed off my feelings and I buried them. And you dont need to do that. You need to get things off your chest and talk to someone.
The Pro Bowl receiver said he hasreceived positive feedback from the video from other players and that some of his teammates have sat with him one-on-one to discuss their own struggles.
Brown added that his 1-year-old daughter is a huge motivation for him.
Shes amazing, Brown said. Shes the reason why Im still going today. I dont even have the words for it. She gives me strength. She is who I play for. Without my little girl, I dont know where Id be.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel has been supportive, too.
I know its a business and sometimes you dont want to get emotionally attached or tied with someone because its a business side of (the NFL), Brown said, but man, I appreciate him so much. I think no matter however this business may go, I think forever Ill be a friend of his and hell be a friend of mine. I appreciate him so much for just opening his door, just listening and trying to help me as much as (he) can. It doesnt go unnoticed with me. Hes definitely family in my book.
In posting the video, Brown said he wanted to put to rest the stigma of mental health.
Life happens to everyone, Brown said. Im human just like everyone else. Just because I play this beautiful game doesnt mean life isnt going to happen to me too. Im grateful for the person that was there for me and I just want to encourage everyone to seek help if youre down and youre depressed.
I know for me, walking around with a smile, thats easy to put on, Brown continued. Everyone can do it. But when we go home, some of us have real-life problems. Thats why I said just talk to someone. Reach out. Us as men, to be honest, our feelings arent too much cared about. Youre not too tough to talk to someone.
If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call theU.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night, orchat online.
Crisis Text Linealso provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message to people in crisis when they dial 741741.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hasresources to helpif you need to find support for yourself or a loved one.
#Tennessee #Titans #Brown #explains #printed #melancholy #stuggles