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Kevin Love addresses impact pandemic can have on mental health

Kevin Love has been a courageous and inspirational voice regarding mental health awareness ever since he suffered an anxiety attack a few seasons ago.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star is continuing his passionate advocacy regarding such issues amid the coronavirus pandemic, something that must be highlighted as the current crisis can exacerbate preexisting mental health conditions as well as understandably cause new issues to arise.

Appearing this week on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” — which has been rebranded as “The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah” amid stay-at-home orders, self-isolation and quarantines — Love observed that it is critical for people to monitor their own mental health.

Not only that, the NBA star made note that people need to be monitoring the same when it comes to friends, family and loved ones, as social distancing could have a “devastating” impact on people battling depression, anxiety or other issues.

“I think continuing to create community at this time, that’s a huge thing… speaking of social isolation, it has made navigating this time very, very different,” Love said.

Love was one of the first NBA stars to come forward to help alleviate the immense financial burden the league’s hiatus has and will continue to have upon arena workers and other employees who depend on the teams to earn an income.

Through his Kevin Love Fund, the Cavaliers star made a $100,000 donation to provide financial support to workers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the team’s home arena. Noah asked Love about the remarkable gesture.

“I thought it was important to take care of people who had taken care of me so long,” Love said.