Hey Everyone, I'm back! I’ll be returning to the LEC for week 1 of Spring 2022 and wanted to share an update on where I've been over the last few months. Since the end of August - over Summer Finals and Worlds, I have been off work and social media while I focused on my mental health.
A little backstory for context: I have dedicated myself to the LEC since I started working at Riot in 2013 and as the show grew, the broadcast team expanded and so did my responsibilities. I have been on a non-stop grind, challenging myself to do more and take on more year after year. As my role developed and changed, so did my responsibilities and expectations and after so many years, combined with an extremely difficult couple of years complicated by Covid, I began to suffer from burnout which impacted my personal and professional life. A break was needed and at the end of August I sought out help from psychological professionals and enrolled in a comprehensive mental health program.
I’m happy to share that my time in therapy has been great. I’ve learned a lot about myself, developed new skills and have a deeper understanding of what I need to do for me, for my mental health and for me to perform at work and be the husband and doggo father I want to be at home. I have already returned to work and plan to put into practise all that I have learned feeling optimistic about the path that lies ahead.
This is the first time I’m allowing myself to be vulnerable on social media, and up until now I’ve consciously separated Quickshot from Trevor, always trying to portray an image of positivity and fun, but I intend to break down those barriers in the future. I’ve learned so much about how important mental health can be, and I want to be a little more open in discussing some of my learnings, and mental health topics in the future. I am continuing my therapy and feel comfortable sharing some of those stories at a later date for those that may want to hear them.
Thank you for your supportive messages, they meant more than I could explain and I’m excited to return to the show!
via his twitter
TL;DR: He was burned out from too much work and Covid around us, consulted psychological professionals, and is ready to rumble.
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