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Mental Health Discourse: It's Okay to Not Be Okay

Is it okay to not be okay? How can we lean on one another in the soccer/football community to check up on each other and create a healthy and vulnerable culture?


Mental Health Discourse: Raheem Taylor-Parkes' story

“It is definitely ‘okay to not be okay”

“You can’t go through life alone…”

“Getting help is the most manly thing you can do…”

Raheem Taylor-Parkes, a former collegiate athlete, creative entrepreneur, and founder of Hyphenate Creative Co., shared powerful and insightful words in the first episode of the mental health discourse series. He discussed the importance of accepting that it's okay to not be okay, the challenges of managing expectations, the value of being selfish, and how to seek support from friends and community when feeling down.

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