The famous golfer opens up on his battle with anxiety and depression
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The life of an athlete brings with it beautiful moments, but there are also many difficult moments. Pressure, fame, and stress; All this is a factor that leads to mental issues such as anxiety and depression. The best example of this is Grayson Murray.
This great golfer won the Korn Ferry Tour's AdventHealth Championship in a phenomenal way. He waited a long time to win a tournament, almost six years. After the tournament, Murray opened up to the media and revealed that he battles with depression and anxiety.
The last six months were especially difficult for him.
"Yeah, my parents have been through, you know, hell and back basically for the last six years with me fighting some mental stuff. It's not easy on me, and the people around me that love me, they don't like to see me down.
They've been my No. 1 supporters. There's a few friends as well that have been there and it makes these moments a lot more special when you can share it with them... I really recommitted myself. I fell back into some old habits recently.
I'm 29 years old and I'm not getting younger, and all these kids that are coming out of college are studs and are ready to win and are winning... I'm re-dedicating myself in the gym and doing a lot of just mental stuff to really ease my mind out here...
I struggle with anxiety and that's a very tough thing to do when you're playing golf is to go through anxiety. Just knowing that I'm not alone with that and embrace it. It's never going to be a walk in the park and every day's a new challenge."-Grayson Murray said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com
Grayson Murray: I think everyone has their own battles
Grayson Murray believes that most people have certain mental issues.
The only question is how well they hide it. Today's fast life brings a lot of problems in itself, especially when you are an athlete. Murray wants to use his example to show that depression and anxiety are something that is completely normal and that a large number of people face.
"Like I said in my speech over there, I think everyone has their own battles. Sometimes people are able to hide 'em and function and sometimes they're not. You know, I think our society now is getting better about accepting that, you know, it's okay to not be okay type deal.
I've embraced that type of mentality. Not ashamed that I go through depression, anxiety. I know I've helped people out in the past just through my social media DMs, people message me and that's I think part of it. I can use my platform to continue to help with things like that."