Kevin Love is all smiles as he strikes a pose at the Child Mind Institute’s 2019 Change Maker Awards held at Carnegie Hall this week in New York City.
Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love, who was accompanied by his girlfriend, model Kate Bock, was honored at the event alongside 73 year old actress Goldie Hawn.
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Love received the a Change Maker Award from Child Mind Institute on Wednesday night for his work with child mental health awareness.
Before accepting the Champion Award at the ceremony — given to him by NBA commissioner Adam Silver — Love discussed his willingness to be open about his struggles with anxiety.
“It was a very tough year for me away from the floor,” he explained to PEOPLE. “People don’t even know the extent of it, but they know enough to be very relatable for me, having suffered from anxiety and depression my whole life, for as long as I can remember.”
“What I have found about mental health or mental illness is that it takes many shapes and forms,” he said. “It goes with every demographic, but I think for myself in creating my fund, the big demographic I really want to point out and look to is children. I think it is very important for kids and their parents to understand what is going on, and that’s why being here is so important.”
Shout out to K-Love for addressing a very private situation publicly, and raising awareness to mental health.
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