New England Patriot Josh Gordon steps down to take care of his mental health issues

New England Patriot Josh Gordon steps down to take care of his mental health issues

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon said Thursday he is stepping away from football to focus on his mental health.

“I take my mental health very seriously at this point to ensure I remain able to perform at the highest level,” Gordon wrote on Twitter. “I have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally. With that said, I will be stepping away from football for a bit to focus on my mental health.

“I would like to thank Coach (Bill) Belichick, Mr. (Robert) Kraft, as well as countless others within the Patriots organization for their continued support. I want to thank my fans for their support as well as I continue down the path getting back to 110%.”

We at Becker Counseling wish him the best of luck in his endeavors to address his issues and take care of his mental health.