NBA Introduces New Mental Health Policies for 2019-20 Season

NBA Introduces New Mental Health Policies for 2019-20 Season

Love, a known advocate of mental health awareness, took it to his social media to show his appreciation to the National Basketball Association for taking the necessary steps to aid its players in the area of mental health.

According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the National Basketball Association is moving forward with the new establishment of expanded rules, policies, and procedures for mental health in the league ahead of the 2019-20 season.

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Bravo Royce White, Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan, Keyon Dooling and anyone else who played a pivotal part in the NBA's push toward improved mental health for its players.

This is an excellent step forward and, hopefully, more leagues follow in the footsteps of the National Basketball Association.

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Throughout the course of its existence, the National Basketball Association has seen some of its players go through depression and other mental health issues, which has definitely impacted their performance on and off the court.

The league has had very limited and minimal assistance available for players, coaches, and more who were struggling with mental health throughout the National Basketball Association in the past, but they seemed to take a "well, at least we have something" approach to the issue.

In the report, it states that every team will need to have one to two "one to two" mental health professional that, of course, need to be licensed.

The league will reportedly require teams to have a written action plan for mental health emergencies.

Commissioner Adam Silver addressed concerns around players' mental health in March while at the Sloan Conference in Boston.

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