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NBA players’ union hires director of mental health


The National Basketball Players Associatio­n has hired its first director of mental health and wellness. Dr. William D. Parham will oversee the union’s new program designed to help members with mental health issues. The program will be headquarte­red in Los Angeles. NBPA executive director Michele Roberts says the union has “heard our players’ stories and are making mental health a priority now.” Earlier this season, NBA stars Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan revealed issues they’ve struggled with on and off the court, including panic attacks, anxiety and depression.

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