Hayden Hurst Opens Up About Trying To Commit Suicide

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Atlanta Falcons star Hayden Hurst recently opened up about his suicide attempt in college in an emotional pair of videos.

Hurst attempted suicide while playing college football for the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2016 by slashing his wrists after mixing pills and alcohol. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Fortunately, his attempt to kill himself was unsuccessful. In a pair of videos released late Thursday afternoon by the Falcons, Hurst opened up about getting a second shot at life.

You can watch both videos below, but be warned they’re pretty damn emotional.

Damn, those were a tough pair of videos to watch. Listening to Hurst talk about getting a second chance is about as heavy as it gets.

I’ve always said that the average person doesn’t really understand what athletes are like. They only see what they see on TV or from the stadium stands.


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Athletes deal with all the same problems regular people do, but they do it in front of thousands and millions of fans.

Clearly, Hurst was struggling with some serious issues in his life, and the situation unraveled to the point to where he tried to kill himself.

Now, he’s bounced back, is committed to raising awareness and is a damn good NFL player. If there was ever an example of how things get better in life, Hurst is it.


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If you’re struggling with anything, get help. The other option simply isn’t worth it.