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The Suffering of a Baseball Star: “The Pandemic Made Me Think About Suicide”

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Baseball Andrelton Simmons decided to stop before the end of the 2020 season

Andrelton Simmons, with the Los Angeles Angels in 2020 in a game against the Seattle Mariners.
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Andrelton Simmons, one of the best shortstops in the MLB, has recounted the bad moments that happened during the past season when he was a member of the Los Angeles Angels. The player has explained the reasons why he decided to stop playing towards the end of the 2020 season, which were none other than being a depression caused by the pandemic. There was already talk at that time that covid-19 had something to do with his abandonment, but it was certainly not apparent that the problem was so serious.

“It was hard for me mentally and the thought of suicide crossed my mind. I was very saddened by everything I heard about the death toll and how the smaller companies went bankrupt.. I was a bit depressed about how the effects of all the new rules and fears were affecting people’s livelihoods, and also how people were becoming so disconnected, “Simmons told the OC Register.

The 31-year-old Gold Glove winner, who this year signed a substantial contract with the Minnesota Twins, has acknowledged that suicide was not a new idea on his mind, although he was already over it after having sought professional help with earlier, but which had now been reproduced: “It was something I swore a long time ago that I would never consider again. I was fortunate enough to speak with a therapist, which helped me stop those thoughts. In the end, when many people were still going through what most would consider difficult times, the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčending the season in a bubble was too much for me “.

The athlete invites all the people who are going through difficult moments not to keep it to themselves and sends a message: “I know there is a fear of seeking help because of people’s perception that there is something wrong with youBut I think there are actually a lot more people than you think are going through stressful situations. “Simmons continued,” You’re not alone, you don’t have to suppress everything. Find someone who can help you express your emotions freely and who can help you with that. “.

Andrelton joins the roster of sports figures like Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys), Kevin Love, (Cleveland Cavaliers), o el exnadador Michael Phelps, who have recognized that they needed help after going through very bad times. “Most people have scars that others cannot see or understand”, dice Simmons.



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