Michael Phelps speaks about his experience with a mental illness

After reading the story of Sam's life you may be thinking  why would this young man, someone who could have had it all, someone who had such great potential feel so worthless and out of control of his own feelings? You look at celebrities today who seem to have it all together or who post the best parts of their lives through social media yet keep a part of their lives private, a part that people need to hear about as much as they hear about their achievements. Michael Phelps, 23-time Olympic gold medalist, first gold medal won at the age of 15 has recently spoken about his mental health and said "I didn't want to be in the sport anymore. I didn't want to be alive. You do contemplate suicide.". I bet you were surprised to read that from one of the greatest swimmers around. In fact, as my father shared Michaels story with us (can be read on the following link) we all said 'wow, that was as if Sam had written it himself'.