I Am Not Ok..’ – Serena Williams Openly Addresses Fans in a Strong and Reassuring Mental Health Message

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The world of tennis, besides awarding players with luxuries like glory, titles, and financial success, also brings in unmatchable stress that could be hard to handle. American tennis legend Serena Williams, who has inspired millions of women to step forward and create history, is no stranger to this issue in professional tennis. She recently updated fans with her candid thoughts on positively accepting mental health issues.

While this concern has not just been limited to herself, the 42-year-old frequently keeps coming forward to use her status in the sports world to create awareness. Recently, the 23-time Grand Slam champion gave a surprising update about her mental health.

The former tennis star and entrepreneur has always been quite expressive about the importance of mental health. Whenever she has had the opportunity, Serena has shared her experience of dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety, during her time as a professional player, a public figure, a wife, a mother, and countless other roles.

Recently, the legend took to Twitter to share a candid message that started with a surprising update to the fans but eventually ended with a note of positivity. She wrote: “I am not ok today. And that’s ok to not be ok. No one is ok every single day. If you are not ok today I’m with you. There’s always tomorrow 😘 Love you.”

Serena’s tweet, besides updating fans about her current mental status, also acted as a reminder to everyone who was having a bad day. The ‘Queen of the Court’ showed that it is okay to be vulnerable and honest about feelings.

Besides sharing regular reminders, Serena also opened up about how she deals with mental health issues in a conversation with singer Selena Gomez earlier this year. The two celebrities discussed the importance of mental fitness and how they cope with stress and pressure in their own way.

Serena revealed that she has always practiced calming down her mind when she feels overwhelmed or anxious. “I did this years ago before mental health was like a topic among everyone’s mind. It was more like alright, I’m shutting myself down today. Just subconsciously something I have always done. I have serious boundaries and I don’t let anyone cross those boundaries,” she said.

Selena Gomez, who has been vocal about her own struggles with mental health, praised Serena Williams for being an inspiration and a role model for many people. While the conversation was part of a series of online chats that Selena Gomez posted on her Instagram account, they made sure that the message reached a wide audience to create awareness.


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