Smile Interviews John Rattray: A Conversation on Skateboarding and Mental Health
Discover John Rattray’s Journey Through Skateboarding and Mental Health
In a recent interview, John Rattray, a renowned skateboarder, sat down with The Ben Raemers Foundation to open up about his childhood, the challenges he faced, and the impact that skateboarding had on his mental health.
As a professional skateboarder for many years, Rattray’s story sheds light on the intersection of his athletic career and his personal struggles. He shares how certain events shaped his mental wellbeing and how skateboarding became a source of solace and inspiration for him.
The Importance of Mental Health in Skateboarding
Rattray’s insightful interview highlights the crucial role that mental health plays within the skateboarding community. It serves as a reminder that even professional athletes face their own battles and emotional hurdles.
Through his experiences, Rattray raises awareness of the work he has been doing with Why So Sad?, an organization dedicated to promoting mental health in skateboarding, and providing support to those who need it.
Watch the video below to gain a deeper understanding of John Rattray’s perspective:
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