Cowboys’ Dak Prescott, Falcons’ Hayden Hurst come together for serious advocacy
Starting next offseason, Prescott and Hurst will be joining forces to help with suicide prevention, via Todd Archer of ESPN.
This comes after both Prescott and Hurst have opened up about their respective battles with mental health over the offseason. Prescott has battled depression as a result of the death of his brother, which Dak revealed was a suicide earlier this month. Hurst revealed his own struggles with suicide in March when he admitted he attempted suicide when he was 22.
As a result of their shared experiences Hurst made sure to talk to Prescott after Sunday’s game, in spite of the circumstances of the Falcons losing in historic fashion.
Falcons TE Hayden Hurst came up to Dak after Sunday’s game to thank him for opening up about his mental health ✊ @brgridiron
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 22, 2020
The two will now team up to make sure kids know they have others they can talk to.
Hurst already has a foundation, which he started with his mother, to help those who suffer with depression and anxiety. Dak will now help them, which will give the foundation an even bigger reach and platform to aid those in need.
The bottom line is this; this is the era of players understanding that their voice can make a difference in the society as a whole and there are a lot of things they can help with that are bigger than football and sports. Prescott and Hurst look to be a big part of the ongoing positive change athletes look to make in the world.