Metta World Peace

Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health Advocacy

World Peace recently went to the hospital at UCLA and sat down and talked to 13 adults and and 23 children with mental disorders and told them "I have the same problems you have.

“I’m still learning about myself,” he said. “This actually helps me in telling my story so I can continuously improve myself, stay mentally stronger and not let stuff bother me as much as it used to when I was younger. I still make mistakes.”

He relived his dark past growing up in and unstable enviornment in Queensbridge, NY, with his father being diagnosed as bipolar and his parents separating when he was 13. World Peace has received counseling for his anger, marriage, and parenting issues. He admitted that he doesn't have many friends, because most of them are in jail or dead.

“Before, my whole problem was I wasn’t able to move on from adversity,” World Peace said. “I wasn’t able to move on from anything that wasn’t working in my favor. That was my defense mechanism, in not being social. But not being social and holding everything in makes it worse.”

World Peace talks to his psychologist about his problems, which range from his play, scrutiny from the media, and his family life.

Source: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/01/sports/la-sp-ln-la-metta-world-peaces-mental-health-advocacy-helps-his-own-growth-20120801/2

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