Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps opens up about his battle with depression
He is the most decorated Olympian of all-time, yet Michael Phelps faced an intense battle with clinical depression. At a press conference in Chicago, Phelps shared details of his struggle.
Swimming great Michael Phelps won 28 Olympic medals throughout his career
He said that he locked himself up for four days after he won four gold medals and two silver medals at the 2012 London Olympics. He said that after every Olympics, he fell into a major state of depression. He even thought about suicide during that period.
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Phelps urged people not to regard mental illness weakness, and that the stigma around mental illness needs to be removed.