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Wizards Basketball and Mental Illness

Mental Health Awareness Night at the Wizards Game

screenshot of video; red background with arrow in circle in middle; mental health awareness night presented by MedStar Health


The Washington Wizards basketball team will hold a pregame panel on March 16, 2022 about mental health and sports.

While advocating to end stigma, they will also provide resources to address mental health.

The panel includes:

Host: Eric Kussin, founder of #SameHere Global,

Dr. Derick Anderson, Wizards Team Psychologist

Charise Beckett, VP of People & Culture at Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Natasha Cloud, Washington Mystics guard

Dr. Steven Epstein, Chair, Department of Psychiatry at MedStar Health

Barb Solish, Director of Youth & Young Adult Initiatives at National Alliance on Mental Illness