Yesterday marked World Mental Health Day, as people around the globe opened up and told their story as we attempt to move past the stigma associated with talking about what we’re going through.

In the world of WWE, there are several really strong mental health advocates that deserve to be recognised by the fans. One such example of that is Mauro Ranallo, who has opened up the eyes of so many after coming out and discussing his struggles with bipolar disorder.

A lot of people have come out in support of Mauro, especially yesterday, and that includes a few stars from within the company itself.

Triple H and Natalya aren’t the only ones to praise Ranallo, who continues to juggle a multitude of responsibilities such as commentary work in WWE, Bellator and for Showtime. In many ways, he’s the commentary king of combat sports – and there aren’t all too many people who can dispute that claim.

While today may be a new day that isn’t attached to ‘World Mental Health’, that doesn’t mean the conversation should, or has to end. If anything, this kind of day should be used as a way to reflect on the endless stories and intrigue surrounding it and what we need to do in order to help people understand: it’s okay not to be okay.

It sounds like a cliche in many respects, but talking really is the most important thing you can do in instances like this.

To Mauro, we say thank you, sir.

Harry Kettle

Sports writer covering pro wrestling, MMA & football. Forever dreaming of a world where Jeff Hardy wins the strap one more time.

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