Michael Phelps to be respected for probity on mental health, assisting others with Ruderman Award

While swimming to Olympic glory, Michael Phelps found comfort in a pool and utterly a bit of angst out of it.

His hitch with basin reached a underside in 2014 after a second DUI arrest. That’s when a many flashy Olympian of all time checked himself into a remedial core in a unfortunate bid to make clarity of it all.

“When we was in my room and not wanting to speak to anybody for a series of days and not wanting to be alive, we wanted to see what other roads we could take to see if there was help,” Phelps recalled.

The diagnosis he perceived — and continues to accept — charted his post-Olympic course.

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