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Urban Meyer Battles With Anxiety And Depression

Image from Sporting News.

Image from Sporting News.

He is one of the great football coaches in America, but many people do not know Urban Meyer has dealt with anxiety and depression.

Meyer has had to deal with chest pain for which he was hospitalized; he lost some considerable amount of weight while working hard to earn victories for his team. He actually focused so much on winning that he did not have time to eat. He seemed to become so obsessed with winning that he eventually got seriously depressed when that did not happen.

In public, he is seen as a hero; a role model for anyone who wishes to become outstanding in a coaching career. In private, though, Meyer has been battling with serious psychological issues..

He refused to seek help

A recent interview with Meyer reveals details no one ever knew about the football coach during his last years in Florida. He actually suffered the worst parts of his anxiety and depression during that time, yet he refused to seek help, even from his own wife, who is a clinical nurse.

These final years in Florida where the time Meyer could not withstand losing, so his brain thought of football round the clock. It got so serious that he had to rely on Ambien to sleep, and even that was not quite effective.

He became obsessed with winning

Meyer wanted to win all the time. He wanted to win so badly that he wouldn’t do anything else but focus on strategies to win. When he won a championship, he immediately found himself in a more difficult situation.

He thought he must win more medals to prove his worth. And when he won another championship two years later, he locked himself in a room and started reaching out to possible recruits thinking he could be behind other teams whose coaches may be out of the road.

Things got better

Today, Meyer lives a much better life. When he went to Columbus, he got to turn things around with the help of his family. The coach now takes precautions not to fall deeply into anxiety and depression. He has gone as far as making regular visits to a mental health professional. He continues to do that today. Meyer is also more receptive of his wife’s guidance and gets to call her several times a day. He no longer has to rely on Ambien to sleep. He is living a much better life now.

Did you know a mental disorder can lead to addiction?

One of the primary reasons that mental disorders and substance abuse so often go hand-in-hand is that drugs and alcohol can provide an escape from the pressures of mental health problems. Self-medicating is surprisingly common: you’re not alone.

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