'It's now not a undisclosed disease anymore' | Superstar basketball sport held in Louisville raises consciousness for psychological condition problems - WHAS11.com


Celebrities confirmed out to Japanese Prime College to play games basketball for a motive.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Japanese Prime College health club was once stuffed with celebrities, basketball fanatics, and supporters as non-profit 24 Reasons held its first inaugural tournament, "Be The Reason," a celeb basketball sport to fundraise for suicide prevention and psychological condition problems for early life and athletes.

The non-profit was once based via Trey Moses, a certified basketball participant and previous NCAA Inspiration Award recipient. Moses created 24 Causes upcoming he discovered his school roommate and basketball teammate died via suicide. 

Trey has trustworthy the residue of his profession to honor his pal, Zach's, legacy or even were given his folk's permission to put on Zach's quantity - 24.

"I had my own mental health struggles with depression, anxiety, suicide thoughts. And then I lost my teammate," Moses mentioned. "For me, this is just something that's bigger than me, bigger than Zach. This is something that if we can just bring awareness and save one person that came today, for me, the jobs done and we impacted a lot more than just one."

One of the vital large names invited to play games incorporated Louisville local and Los Angeles Laker D'Angelo Russell, UFC fighter Terrance McKinney, former WNBA {and professional} basketball participant in Europe Makayla Epps, nation artist JD Shelburne, Louisville males's basketball participant David Johnson, basketball mentor Aaron Nance, {and professional} boxer Timothy "Mayhem" Motten.

"We all face our own series of issues, we all had our own experiences. What we're trying to do here, with Trey's leadership, is making sure everyone can tell their story, know that they're okay to tell their story, and it's okay not to be okay," mentioned launch member of 24 Causes Vince Cain. "We're attempting to erase the stigma that's associated with mental health. Mental health is just health."

The sport introduced out community who may just relate to Moses's tale of loss, like Evan Lyons.

"I had a brother that died from suicide, so I decided to come and support the team," he mentioned. "It felt like everybody knows what's going on now. It's not a hidden illness anymore."

Lyons informed us he looks like maximum community who try with psychological condition problems don't have a backup workforce to incline on.

"Luckily I have me a good support team who I can talk to about it," he mentioned, as he pointed to his buddies and folk.

"Leaning on the people that you love, leaning on the people who love you, surrounding yourself with love," Moses mentioned. "So many of us, when we're going through these moments, we feel like we're not loveable, we're not feeling loved, we don't have anyone...but there's a lot of people that love us out there."

In case you or anyone you realize isa suffering with psychological condition, the Extremity Hotline has anyone to be had to speak to 24/7, simply name 988.

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