Former Bulls player Ben Gordon told the story of how he dealt with mental health issues and a suicide attempt in a post published at The Players Tribune.

Gordon, who played for the Bulls from 2004-2009 and spent 16 seasons in the NBA, wrote that he would have panic attacks and said he was manic-depressive.

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“I was obsessed with killing myself,” Gordon wrote. “It’s all I researched, all I thought about. One night my panic attacks got so bad that all I could think about was escape.”

Gordon survived his suicide attempt, but eventually had minor scrapes with the law and was ordered into therapy. He wrote that the sessions began to help him cope.

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