December 16, 2019
Episode 34

Royce White, Elite Athlete and Mental Health Advocate

Royce White was a standout basketball player at Iowa State, where he was the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year for the 2011-2012 season. He played professional basketball in the NBA and the Canadian NBL, where was a two-time all-Canada NBL first team selection and the 2018 NBL scoring champion. He’s now making his mark as a mixed martial artist.

He also suffers from sometimes crippling anxiety which derailed his NBA career. He’s become a leading advocate for mental health parity and workplace protections for those with mental illness. He joined Alyssa Milano for a frank and compelling conversation about living, working, and excelling with mental illness.

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Sources for audio clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=BRUS6QBiViQ&feature=emb_logo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9TaK9fCI2Uhttps://www.drphil.com/shows/1987/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT1iJn8Zdv8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SkfMsj3MGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsZP0uExnks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TEFrnwTsU4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N5RT5vXEus
https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/video/brandon-brooks-has-powerful-message-people-dealing-anxiety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ov9XZzByA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw_iuoezgC4
https://www.mic.com/articles/111376/this-may-be-the-most-important-statement-you-ll-see-from-a-pro-athlete-all-year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_T9Jg0U2DA
https://www.golfchannel.com/video/terry-bradshaw-talks-about-his-depression-feherty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OODfr7mNnTw

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle