World Mental Health Day JPF Board Member Spotlight – Ivan Maisel Talks College Athlete Mental Health
This is Ivan Maisel’s heartfelt story with an important message to share on World Mental Health Day.
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Ivan Maisel shares his story about his son’s death by suicide and how the tragedy has linked him with other grieving parents as they support one another and advocate for community-wide efforts to raise mental health awareness in ways that promote help-seeking behavior. For Ivan, with his connections in the college football space, there is a unique opportunity to remind college athletes, college football players, college students, that there is no shame in reaching out for mental health help.
VIDEO CREDIT: ESPN College Football. This video is part of the NFF network’s Football Matters Campaign #unitedwefan #footballmatters #nostigma
Ivan Maisel is a member of the Jordan Porco Foundatin’s Board of Directors. He is an award-winning and nationally respected senior writer for ESPN. Ivan also appears on television, ESPN Radio, and is the co-host of the Championship Drive college football podcast.