Paula Badosa is open about her struggle with mental health and believes it’s very important to speak publicly to reduce the stigma about it.
Talking about your mental health struggles is fairly new. and more people are outspoken about their fears and doubts. Paula Badosa is one of them.
She has opened up about her struggles several times, and now in the Netflix series Breaking Point as well.
“When I’m okay, I’m lounging on the court and I feel like this is where I belong. But I’m like, ‘Get me out of here, I want to die. Of course, I was playing tennis and it was hard to understand what people were saying about how they judged me. I just couldn’t understand what was going on in my head.”
“But I have learned and understood that you are an athlete and you are exposed to it. I have to accept that and listen to the people who surround me and my team. I understood that, and that is of the utmost importance no matter what.”
She again stressed the need to speak openly about this issue.
“I feel happy when other athletes talk about it and we normalize these situations. There are moments in tennis when you feel like you can’t beat anyone and other moments when you feel like you could lose.It’s a very spiritual sport.”