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#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Former #SeattleSuperSonic, #JamesDonaldson, Dedicates Life To #MentalHealthAwareness, #SuicidePrevention


by Gregg Hersholt

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Life in #Seattle after the #NBA was good for James Donaldson.

The former #SeattleSupersonic owned a successful physical therapy business in Mill Creek and a home in Magnolia. But a series of life-threatening surgeries brought on #financial disaster and he lost all of that, along with his marriage. Then came the #depression, and thoughts of ending his own life.

Learn more on how Donaldson got his life back on track in this two-part report from #KOMO’s #GreggHersholt. You can also learn more about Donaldson’s foundation here

#JamesDonaldson notes:

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

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