If there’s one thing we’ve come to realize about Ohio state soccer head coach Ryan Day, it’s his commitment to the mental health of young people. Day was hit hard in his own life when he was just eight years old when his father committed suicide. He is candid about his personal experience with mental health and has been a strong supporter of the awareness and support needed to take care of himself while on the Buckeye program.
That will apparently continue with the creation of a “mental health resilience fund,” according to a university release on Tuesday. Day and his wife, Nina, will make “a substantial donation to fund research and services that promote mental health at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine.”
A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday morning with further details, but it is also mentioned that the Nina and Ryan Day Resilience Fund will be housed in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.
This is just a further commitment from Day and his wife to continue the already noble efforts to advance the understanding and story of mental health. We will have further important details as they become available after the presser on Wednesday.
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Story originally appeared on Buckeye Wire