Venus Williams Draws Parallels With Naomi Osaka, Joins Mental Heath Campaign

Published 08/27/2021, 1:29 AM EDT
Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after winning match point in her first round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


Mental health has been taken as a serious problem now. Many athletes have been suffering through this and have been working hard to overcome it. Venus Williams has taken up a great initiative to support people around the world.

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The 41-year-old tennis star has partnered up with the WTA and Better Help organization to help people in suffering. These times are tough for everybody. This initiative will help the people to freely take the right kind of treatment they require.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 08: Venus Williams of The United States of America celebrates after winning match point in her Women’s Singles first-round match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during day one of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 08, 2021, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Venus shared a post on Instagram announcing her partnership with WTA and Better Help with the caption “Show up for yourself, on and off the court. The challenge of taking care of our mental health through the ups and downs of life is something that all of us can relate to. Now more than ever, we need to create an accepting and open environment to reach out for help.”

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“This is why I am so excited to partner with @betterhelp and @wta to provide access to $2M in free therapy. I encourage you to go to betterhelp.com/venus. where you can be matched with a licensed therapist for one free month and be reminded that help is always there for you.” 

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Venus Williams provides a generous contribution

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Venus has provided $2,00,000 to provide mental therapy for people in need. They offer free treatment for the first month for all the patients. This can help the people who are suffering from mental health issues but are not able to afford it. 

7-time grand slam winner Venus has been a phenomenal person as the world knows it. However, her work off the court is equally commendable. This is not the first time she has taken the initiative to help the fans. She has earned the respect of the tennis community as well as the citizens of the world.

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Yashvardhan Sarda

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