Kevin Love Launches Mental Health Program for High School Students

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Sports Illustrated

By Julie Kliegman Now expanded nationwide, the social-emotional learning curriculum is designed to help teenagers express emotions and destigmatize vulnerability. There were 320-plus kids in Kevin Love’s Lake Oswego (Ore.) High School graduating class in 2007. He estimates the school had about one counselor for every 70 students. The five-time NBA All-Star feels his counselor oversaw too many kids to truly understand his depression and anxiety, let alone adequately help him through those feelings. So Love, now 34, came to understand this dynamic, of having to go “down the hall” in school to ta…

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