CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the Locked On Cavs episode in the video player above is from April 28, 2021.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will speak at the Cleveland Clinic's and HIMMS' 11th annual Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Digital Summit later this week.
The event, which will take place on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13, will "convene healthcare leaders to explore pivotal patient experiences and clinical considerations."
According to a release, a large portion of the audience of the Patient Experience Summit audience will be made up of caregivers (physicians, nurses, etc) who have had a difficult year and are facing burnout, depression, and anxiety amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In March of 2018, Love opened up about his battles with anxiety and depression, which included a panic attack during a Cavs game earlier that year.
In the years since, the five-time All-Star has become one of the most prominent athletes to bring attention and awareness to the importance of mental health. In September 2018, Love launched The Kevin Love Fund, which aims to promote emotional and physical well-being, particularly as it relates to mental health.
“I was nervous about how I was going to be received. There’s so many people who are dealing with anxiety disorder or depression or mental health issues across the board. Having that community and being vulnerable allowed me to take the evolution in my life. Being able to speak about it has been therapy for me as well,” Love explained to Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, Tom Mihaljevic, MD.
Those looking to attend the virtual summit can do so here.