Michael Phelps Talks About His Mental Health Struggles During the Pandemic

Michael Phelps says the coronavirus pandemic has put him in a “scary situation” with his mental health.

The 23-time Olympic gold medalist, who retired as the most decorated Olympian of all time after Rio 2016, has spoken frankly about his struggle with depression away from the pool, acknowledging he has contemplated suicide in the past.

Without a fixed routine during the outbreak, he says that he’s endured one of the toughest stretches of his life.

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“It has been one of those months. Nonstop, my mood jumping up and down and all around,” Phelps said in an article for ESPN.

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