EDITOR’S NOTE: Trigger warning: self-harm/suicide
In recognition of Global Mental Health Awareness Month, as well as Memorial Day, Sunday’s SportsCenter “SC Featured” segment will tell the story of a father and son and how they bonded over the sport of disc golf. After the father’s death by suicide, the son is carrying on the father’s name as a way to help others.
The father, formerly with the Army National Guard, had introduced his son to the sport. As time went on, life separated them, and after depression and anxiety took their toll. To honor his father, the son started “Disc for Life” to bring further awareness to suicide, depression, anxiety, and mental health conditions in general. The feature, reported by Jen Lada and produced by Vincent Coladonato and Michael O’Connor, will debut in the 8 a.m. ET hour of SportsCenter on Sunday, May 30, and re-air in other editions throughout the day.