Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes.
Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown our sorrows in alcohol, hang out at bars and strip joints, or get involved with drug use.
Having gone through a recent bout of #depression and #suicidalthoughts myself, I realize now, that I can make a huge difference in the lives of so many by sharing my story, and by sharing various resources I come across as I work in this space. #http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle
On Sunday, news broke that #GeorgeForeman’s daughter Freeda Foreman died unexpectedly at age 42 in her home near Houston.
On Tuesday, medical examiners confirmed to the Associated Press that Foreman died by suicide.
#GeorgeForeman mourns daughter
The #boxing icon, former world champion, and #Olympic gold medalist tweeted about his daughter’s death on Sunday.
Daddy I want to Box,”Get an Education first” I said, well she Brought The bacon home ( degree) 2 Kids 3 Grands (Husband) First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda. She’s With her maker now.10 kids forever. Just 1 more day I wanted okay 1 more year aw I more decade pic.twitter.com/q6mMSBxWqE
— #GeorgeForeman (@GeorgeForeman) March 11, 2019
The Harris County Sheriff’s office confirmed with the Houston Chronicle that an emergency crew found Foreman dead in her home in a Houston suburb on Friday.
Foreman had a brief career as a boxer, finishing 5-1 with three knockouts in matches from 2000-01. She was one of 10 of George Foreman’s children.