Frisco, Texas – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Doc Prescott Anxiety and depression caused by the deaths of his brother Jayce and the corona virus pandemic sought help during the office season.
“When you have thoughts you’ve never had, I think it’s more than just a chance to recognize, recognize and be vulnerable about it,” Prescott said. “I talked to my family and talked to people around me like I did at the time. Some of them have dealt with this before, and I was able to have those conversations and reach more people.
“I think being open about it and not embracing those feelings is the best thing for me.”
In the episode “In Depth with Abraham Bensinger” that airs this weekend, Prescott discusses the death of his brother who committed suicide in April.
“I mean, obviously tears and tears and tears,” Doc Prescott said on the show. “I mean, I just sat there and tried to gather what happened, and wanted to ask why for so many reasons … and if you want to ask so much, I know my brother, and as we said, he had a lot of weight.
One of these burdens is the main care of her mother Peggy, who died of colon cancer in 2013. Prescott said he was very impressed with Jayce.
“He saw that it would take her 10-plus hours to pull this off too, and she saw the medicine she had to take,” Prescott told Bensinger. “Um, most of the time you can not even put the weight into words. I mean, this’s something only Jayce knows. He does not have to share it.”
On Thursday, Prescott said he had expressed feelings to close friends and current former teammates. He spoke with Chad Bowling, a sports psychologist with the New York Yankees who was around the Cowboys when Jason Garrett was coach.
“I’m a person. I’m a person who wants to be around people. I like to inspire. I want to put a smile on people’s faces, day in and day out, I like to lead,” Prescott said. “When it’s taken away from you, you feel compelled to be around people and get around as many people as you want, yes, it’s tough.
“As I explained, it creates new feelings. Feelings that I have never experienced before but have been clearly dealt with. I had the help I needed and was very open about it. That’s why I think I’m lucky to overcome it, not at all. I do not want to be here and fight for myself when I know it’s bad.
Prescott hopes that by anticipating the problems he has dealt with, he will be able to help others.
“Mental health is a big issue in our world right now, a real thing, especially in a world where everything is viral and everyone is part of the media,” Prescott said. “[You] You can also access social media and let other people’s feelings and thoughts fill their heads when things aren’t right – whether it’s getting likes on Instagram or seeing something threatening or whatever.
“All this creates emotions and puts in your head things that are not true about you or your situation in life. I think it’s too big. I think it’s too big to talk about. I think getting help is too big. It saves lives.”