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BUFFALO, NY-- Alex was a scholar athlete-- a star on the University at Buffalo Football team. But as he shattered records on the field, he hid a terrible secret.
Keith O'Neil, former Sweet Home High School linebacker and Super Bowl champion with the Indianapolis Colts, secretly struggled with mental illness his entire life. Now, after writing a book, Under My Helmet, he shares his story with WGRZ's Melissa Holmes.
If you, or a loved one, is dealing with a mental health issue, there are places and people you can turn to for help.
There's a new coalition in Erie County devoted to breaking the stigma associated with mental health. One Buffalo attorney understands that stigma on a deeply personal level.
Thurman Thomas is a household name in Western New York and in the NFL. Now he's opening up and talking about mental health, an issue that many people don't want to address.
Breaking the stigma when it comes to mental health is the mission of a public awareness campaign addressing mental illness. Mental health and college students is a topic we don't often hear about in our communities.