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Brian Dawkins on Tremendous Upside


When Brian Dawkins was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he took the stage in front of tens of thousands of fans — and he got personal. He used his speech to talk about his struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts. Dawkins talks with host Chamique Holdsclaw about his unlikely path to the NFL, his rock-bottom moment, and how he got over the embarrassment of talking about his feelings: “When you begin to talk to people, what happens is the weight that you had is cut in half.”

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About Tremendous Upside podcast

Top athletes get real about their mental health. Please visit the American Public Media website to learn more and listen to additional episodes of the podcast.