Carson Daly Joins the #EndTheStigma Movement
In case you missed it (ICYMI for the Millennials), last week former Timberwolves player and now-NBA champion Kevin Love wrote a blog about panic attacks. He was praised (even by me) for bringing one of many tucked-away issues to the forefront: men's mental health.
We're (men) raised to "tough it out," "walk it off," "rub some dirt on it," etc. "Feelings" are things that we shove deep into our psyche until they boil over in a very, very, VERY preventable way.
Next time just go to the therapist, Doug. (Getty Images)
So the conversation about men's mental health is finally seeing daylight, and another male celebrity has joined.
Carson Daly -- yes, the white bread, plain AF, dull former host of MTV Total Request Live -- appeared on the "Today" show this past Friday. In the interview, he talked about his life as a 'worry-wart.'
Looking back on my life, I was a 'worry-wart' kid. I was always worrying. My father died when I was five. I had an ulcer when I was in high school. I've been nervous my whole life.
Daly's first panic attack struck while at MTV, and since he was never a chill person he didn't know what was happening at the time, describing it as being, "terrified for no reason."
Like Love, Daly has been hospitalized for the worst of his panic attacks. He described the attacks:
You feel like you're dying...I'm like, my heart is going to stop, or I'm going to have a heart attack, and of course you're perfectly fine.
I don't know if you're actually "perfectly fine," Carson...but I digress.
There are many ongoing conversations that this society has to have. I'm glad that this one has been started.