Anxiety Over NBA Mental Health Debate

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Royce White is a lot like you. Or at least someone you know.

He likes music and movies. He recently saw The Soloist and Silver Linings Playbook, two films, not coincidentally, which deal with mental health. He likes his comedies, too. He plays the piano and likes Radiohead, Local Natives, Bob Marley, Adele, The Beatles.

The rookie forward for the Houston Rockets is also a lot like some of us, in ways that aren't always as easy to understand.

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million Americans 18 and older and 26.2% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnose-able mental disorder in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

White, 21, is one of them. Just like you or someone you probably know.

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