Treating mental illness is a whole new ballgame
It’s a warm spring evening in Charlotte, and a perfect night for baseball.
10,197 fans make their way into BB&T Ballpark to watch the Knights play the Norfolk Tides. But there’s more going on in the stadium than baseball and dizzy bat races.
In the stands that night sit 713 adults battling major depression — a full 7% of the crowd.
They’re not sitting in special sections. Or wearing brightly colored shirts.
They look, and act, and seem like everyone else in the crowd that night. But for many, there’s an untold sadness behind their eyes. A pain, that for whatever reason, they’ve been unable to shake.
Mental illness is invisible. That’s what makes it so challenging. You can see a broken leg, you know what needs to be done to fix it. But someone’s mental health?