BYU QB Tanner Mangum reveals he has mild depression and anxiety

Tanner Mangum will probably be BYU’s starter in 2017. (Getty)
Tanner Mangum will probably be BYU’s starter in 2017. (Getty)

In honor of BYU’s mental health awareness week, BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum took to Instagram to publicly discuss his mental health.

Mangum revealed that he suffers from mild depression and anxiety and that he’s grateful to have the opportunity to stand up for others who also suffer.

While the contents of the post may not seem like much to some, given the stigma of depression and anxiety that exists, it’s awesome that Mangum came forward in this way. Remember, mental health is just as important as physical health.

Mangum became BYU’s starting quarterback in 2015 after Taysom Hill was injured in BYU’s season-opener. After Hill returned for the 2016 season, Mangum became the starter for BYU’s bowl game after Hill suffered an elbow injury late in the season. With Hill’s eligibility exhausted, Mangum will likely be the team’s starter in 2017.

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