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On Sept. 14, through the Kevin Love Fund, the Cavaliers stalwart formally announced a nationwide expansion of the free mental health curriculum he’s been piloting with teenagers in schools and after-school programs over the last two years. Created in collaboration with educators and experts, it’s a social-emotional learning curriculum of more than a dozen lessons designed to acquaint students with the concepts of being vulnerable and asking for help, as well as destigmatizing their own emotions.
“My team and I, we always say that mental illness is one of the greatest thieves of human potential, but it certainly doesn’t have to be,” Love says. “Just all of us putting our heads together and understanding the outpouring of support that I got after that public panic attack, we had a chance to do something really special and in figuring out where we can make the biggest impact, we kept going back to those teenage years.”