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As more and more celebrities and public figures open up about their mental health, some athletes say it still feels difficult to speak candidly about their struggles. TODAY’s Carson Daly sat down with four NFL players who are looking to break the stigma around mental health in sports on the newest episode of “Mind Matters TODAY.”

“I still think the stigma’s pretty strong,” said Solomon Thomas of the Las Vegas Raiders, who said he began to seek help after the death of his sister. “That’s the one reason I didn’t come out and start speaking right away about my depression, about my journey, and about my sister’s journey, as well. I was afraid of, like, what fans would think, if teammates would think I’m soft.”

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