I’ve been told that being ambitious is a waste because I have unstable mental illness – Bipolar and ADHD. That I’ll never be able to reach any big dreams. I made my dreams my goals. I started believing in myself. I became ambitious.
Through the size of her platform, however, and her decision to choose well-being over pursuit of a Grand Slam title, Osaka offers the promise of bringing mental health awareness—both inside and outside of sports—to an entirely new level.