Former WWE Superstar Jake Atlas says that WWE saved his life after the company paid for six months of therapy for him.
The wrestling world has been sharing its collective grief after the tragic passing of ‘The Scream Queen’ Daffney Unger at the age of just 46 years old. Many stars past and present in the wrestling business took to social media to pay tribute to Daffney and also share stories of their own mental health battles.
Jake Atlas, who was formerly part of the NXT brand in WWE spoke bravely as he shared his own story:
“I certainly don’t want to make this about me but this is important to speak up about. WWE paid for 6 months of my therapy & quite literally saved my life. Not everything is what it seems. People who are truly suffering from mental illness learn how to hide it well. Reach out.”
I certainly don’t want to make this about me but this is important to speak up about. WWE paid for 6 months of my therapy & quite literally saved my life. Not everything is what it seems. People who are truly suffering from mental illness learn how to to hide it well. Reach out. https://t.co/APc4Z3FdUV
— 𝗝𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗔𝗧𝗟𝗔𝗦 (@kennymarquez) September 2, 2021
Following the tragic events of the past few days, Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported that WWE sent out a text to their entire talent roster reminding them of counselling services that the company provides, the message read:
“As a reminder to our Talent, if you are dealing with a difficult personal matter and would like to speak with someone to get the support you need, please don’t hesitate to contact [Counseling Company Name Withheld] at [NUMBER DELETED] or WWE Medical.”
If you, or anyone you know is suffering from a mental health crisis, you can find help and support by contacting the organisations below.
National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK: 0800 689 5652
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, United States: 1-800-273-8255
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1.833.456.4566