#Toronto Raptors fans adore DeMar DeRozan so much that some of them wrote a book of 100 pages containing supportive messages after he talked about his suffering from depression publicly. In a tweet, DeMar posted that “this depression gets the best of me”.
News source: Global News
For an all-star to admit to his frailties, especially a mental health issue, is brave. It could have cost him his credibility but instead his admission has brought a community of fans closer together and has normalized depression. I hope he continues to be a good influence on others and that he prospers and faces the depression no more.
His fans donated a cheque supporting Lupus; this is personal to DeMar because his mother has Lupus. The thoughtfulness made the news, which is touching and let’s hope that this goodwill towards others suffering from depression continues!