In an intimate social media post regarding mental health, Nick Kyrgios opens up about a vulnerable period in his life, addressing his battle with severe depression and substance abuse. The Australian tennis entertainer has described this period as one of the “darkest times” in his life around the time of the 2019 Australian Open. He also appeals to those who are feeling her. Please reach out to him.
Nick Kyrgios is an Australian tennis star who has had six ATP titles and has been in nine ATP finals. In the Men’s world ranking, he was 13th. The 26-year-old, who said last year he didn’t know how long he would continue to play professional tennis, has always been a source of inspiration. arguing, exhibiting eccentric and often extreme behavior at tournaments.
Kyrgios revealed he was in a bad mental state three years ago in an Instagram post alongside a photo of himself at the 2019 Australian Open.
In the post, Kyrgios writes: “This is me three years ago at the Australian Open. Most would assume I’m mentally okay or enjoying my life…it was one of my darkest periods.”
He went on to detail his dark period, saying, “If you look closely, on my right arm, you can see my self-harm. I had suicidal thoughts and was really struggling to get out of bed, let alone play in front of millions. I was lonely, depressed, negative, abused alcohol and drugs, pushed away by family and friends.”
“I felt as if I couldn’t talk to or trust anyone. This is the result of not opening up and refusing to rely on my loved ones and simply pushing myself to be positive little by little.” he added.
‘If you feel as though you can’t talk to anyone, I’m here, reach out’: Kyrgios
He then urged his followers to open up and reach out to him. he wrote, “I know that everyday life seems incredibly exhausting, impossible at times. I understand that you feel that if you open up, it can make you feel weak or scared. I’m telling you right now, it’s okay, you’re not alone. I went through times when it seemed like those energetic positive vibes would never materialize. Please don’t feel like you’re alone, if you feel like you can’t talk to anyone, I’m here, reach out. ”
“I am proud to say that I have completely turned myself around and have a completely different view of things, I do not despise a single moment. I want you to be able to reach your full potential and smile. This life is so beautiful” he ended the post on a positive and hopeful note.
Kyrgios, who is currently ranked 137, has played only sporadically on the ATP Tour in recent years, but he has been handed a wild card for next month’s Masters tournament in London. Miami this week.
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