The deeply personal tweet will hopefully inspire those in need, and encourage others to reach out and help them.
Ohio State University football player Harry Miller recently announced his retirement from the game due to mental health struggles.
In a lengthy and deeply honest tweet, the offensive lineman explained his decision:
“I would not usually share such information. However, because I have played football, I am no longer afforded the privilege of privacy, so I will share my story briefly before more articles continue to ask, ‘What is wrong with Harry Miller.’ That is a good question. It is a good enough question for me not to know the answer, though I have asked it often.”
Miller went on to explain how he’d actually reached out to his coach, Ryan Day, about his plans to die by suicide last year. Thankfully, Day put him in touch with medical professionals to try and help him.
The hidden scars
“After a few weeks, I tried my luck at football once again, with scars on my wrists and throat. Maybe the scars were hard to see with my wrists taped up. Maybe it was hard to see the scars through the bright colors of the television. Maybe the scars were hard to hear through all the talk shows and interviews. They are hard to see, and they are easy to hide but they sure do hurt. There was a dead man on the television set, but nobody knew it.”