Ted Griggs of NBC Sports Networks, one of the executive producers of Headstrong: Mental Health and Sports
NBC Sports Regional Networks is launching its multiplatform initiative on mental health and men’s health, HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports, throughout November. The month-long campaign begins with the debut of feature documentary HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports, on each of the NBC Sports Regional Networks. The program is an absolute eye-opener with the message of all of us in and out sports that it’s okay to not be okay. One of the executive producers of the show, Ted Griggs took some time to talk about the program and what it can do to help change the perception of mental health. While our program is heard by thousands, if even one person is inspired to seek help, then our conversation will have served its purpose. Enjoy.
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Ted Griggs of NBC Sports Network on the Mission to Remove Stigma of Mental Health Issues with Documentary
"I believe we all have depression at certain times of our lives. I believe all have highs too high and lows too low and that's part of being a human being. It's how you deal with those and it's being able to talk to friends, family, teammates, coaches, co-workers and find a safe place where you can admit 'I'm not okay.' And that's what we hope that this documentary leads to."
"You could have had a million dollars but money didn't mean a thing in there. Very scary situation where it could have been a lot worse than it was. There was death, rapes, drug use and fear of war between the locals and the cops that almost took place."