Christian Pulisic talks about his mental health battle
Christian Pulisic talks about his mental health battle. The Champions League winner and Chelsea FC midfielder Christian Pulisic recently talked about battling mental health issues after losing a family member.
The Chelsea playmaker lost his grandfather, Mate around the middle of December 2020, and according to the Pulisic, the shock affected his mental health, and that at first, he felt too emotional to seek help.
He said that after winning the Champions League in May, the young midfielder got a tattoo in memory of his Croatian-born grandfather who died last year, whose name is also Pulisic’s middle name. He said that the tattoo on his forearm pays homage to his grandfather teaching him to play chess when he was younger.
According to him, “It took me a while to realize that to speak up feels strong. I thought that I was too tough to need help. When it’s all on you, it can really feel like a lot. Opening up, it’s a hard thing for a lot of people, as it was for me,” the player told Daily Mail.
He further said “I reached out to a therapist and that’s not something that anyone should ever be ashamed of. It was kind of building up, as it was for a lot of people. Not just living alone but everything is closed up.
Pulisic further stressed that “Covid times brought a lot of changes and things were happening in my life. I was lucky that people at Chelsea and the national team steered me in the right direction.” Pulisic stats for his country, he has scored 16 goals in 38 games as a United States international player. The USA playmaker arrived at Chelsea from German club Borussia Dortmund in 2019 and has since made 77 appearances for the London club so far, scoring 17 goals and providing 14 assists