After Rousey made the statement, many members of the combat sports community poured out their support for Rousey, revealing they know the devastation after a loss.
During a recent interview with TMZ, Rousey spoke about the history of mental illness in her family, as well as why she feels suicidal thoughts aren’t a weakness we should condemn.
“There’s a history of suicide in my family. My father and his dad both took their lives and I think suicide is the No. 1 killer of young teens as well. I do a lot of work with Didi Hirsch, which is a free mental health clinic here in LA and the last event I went to here with them was erasing the stigma, taking the stigma away from suicide and everything and making it actually acceptable for people to talk about it — and look for help and not feel ashamed of themselves for it and should be encouraged.”
“It’s not about damning people and I feel like there’s been an overly negative light on that. It’s something that people are going through, not something like a weakness that we should condemn.”