Venus Williams has always prioritized fitness. But she’s also been an equal advocate for mental health.
The 42-year-old is one of three tennis players to partner with the platform. The two others include Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz.
According to an exclusive press release, the initiative strives to “shine a light on the importance of mental health as a component of overall well-being and destigmatize getting professional help.”
Williams took to Instagram on Tuesday to share her thoughts on the initiative with her followers.
“This game requires so much more than just athletic performance. It’s about mental toughness and being able to show up for yourself to put in the work,” she wrote. “That’s why I’m partnering with @betterhelp to spread the word about mental health resources. Therapy is a game-changer, and you can give it a try for free. Head to the link in my bio to get a free month of therapy online through @betterhelp…”
Those who are interested in taking advantage of free therapy options can sign up at betterhelp.com/tennis.
All who proceed with the option will receive one month of free therapy subscriptions, which will equate to the $3 million value.
This is the second time that Williams has partnered with BetterHelp. And the 42-year-old undoubtedly understands the importance of good mental health. She even acknowledges that it is a “personal journey” for everyone.
“No one is immune to mental health challenges, no matter our background or how we seem to be doing from the outside,” says Williams. “Mental health is a personal journey for each individual, and it’s one we are all learning how to manage together. I’m excited to continue working with BetterHelp to destigmatize seeking professional help and provide free access to therapy.”