“Never let anyone judge you for taking care of your mental health. Through the good and the bad times, it’s so important. I’m giving away a free month of therapy through @betterhelp.”
George is the latest star athlete to speak out about mental health and partner with BetterHelp, joining a growing roster of pro-athletes that includes ten- nis superstars Venus Williams in its efforts to destigmatize mental health while providing up to $3 million worth of free therapy to people in need.
The seven-time all-star has spoken openly about his own struggles with anxiety and depression during the pandemic, and the importance of prioritizing mental wellness in order to inspire others to take care of their own, and their loved ones, mental well-being.
“I can be in the best physical shape of my life but if my mental health is lacking, it won’t make a difference,” said Paul George. “Getting help to better yourself mentally has been extremely important in my life and has allowed me to be the player, father, husband and person I am today.”
BetterHelp is the world’s largest therapy platform, with over 27,000 therapists, facilitating over 5,000,000 video sessions, voice calls, chats, and messages every month.