Ryan Day Opens Up About His Mental Health Journey Including Losing His Father to Suicide

By Kevin Harrish on October 9, 2021 at 11:03 am
Ryan Day

For most of Ryan Day's life, he distanced himself from the pain of his past. But now, he's confronting it and processing it, and he and his wife are dedicated to helping others do the same.

ESPN's College GameDay and Fox's Big Noon Kickoff each did wonderful stories on Day's mental health journey, which included the Ohio State coach losing his father to suicide when he was just eight years old, and his lifelong response to that trauma.

It took a 2018 recruiting trip to force him to confront his pain, but since then, Day and Nina have spent their days fighting to help others confront their own trauma.

Sometimes, you're not just a football coach.

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