I applaud Brittney Griner for taking a stand and understanding the importance of her mental health. It’s not easy to take a step back from a career that you love, but it is incredibly important to recognize when you need a break. It’s great to see an athlete of her caliber being open about her mental health journey and helping to reduce the stigma that is so often attached to it. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it is so important that we check in with ourselves and make sure we are taking the necessary steps to care for ourselves. Kudos to Brittney Griner for being an example of this.