Dak Prescott spoke candidly recently about his bouts with depression and the suicide of his brother earlier this year.
Prescott said that even prior to his brother’s death that the COVID-19 pandemic had taken a mental toll, and he encouraged others to open up to loved ones about mental health struggles.
For this, Hayden Hurst was so appreciative that the Atlanta Falcons tight end found Prescott after Sunday’s dramatic Dallas victory to thank him for his public stance.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for what you did, came out and talked about,” Hurst told Prescott after grabbing his attention. “Me and my mom have a foundation about suicide prevention. Respect the hell out of you for talking about it.”
Hurst revealed in February that he attempted suicide in 2016.
“I woke up in the hospital,” Hurst told First Coast News on Feb 17. “I didn’t know what happened. I had to have a friend fill me in. Apparently, I had been drinking and went into my apartment and cut my wrist. My friend found me in a puddle of blood. He called 911.”