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Everson Griffen breaks silence, reveals he has bipolar disorder

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Everson Griffen, the Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman made headlines recently in the wake of a worrying incident that alarmed everyone, including the Minnetrista Police Department who had to rush to the player’s home to see if he was in danger. However, more than a week later, Griffen has finally broken silence on the entire situation, claiming that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

I will be an advocate for mental health: Everson Griffen issues statement following home incident

it all started on 24h November when Everson Griffen posted a series of texts from a conversation that seemingly indicated that the player was in grave danger and was reaching out for serious help. In a couple of screenshots posted on his Instagram, Griffen said some concerning messages, like “I need help” and “people are trying to kill me,” even requesting the recipient named ‘Murph’ to call 911 for assistance, while also posting a video of him waving a gun. The post was later deleted but the screenshots were already spread on social media.

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The Minnetrista Police Department had dispatched team representatives and mental health professionals to Griffen’s home after receiving a call from the player at 3 am, but later stated that there was no intruder and the player was home alone and was refusing to come out. Griffen also revealed about the gun he had, saying that he had fired it but no one was harmed.

Days since the incident, Griffen took to Instagram to open up on the matter, revealing his diagnosis but says he will embrace his bipolar disorder, as well as stating that he wants to advocate for mental health.

“It’s true I am bipolar,” Griffen wrote in his Instagram post, “I will embrace it and I will be an advocate for mental health. I been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore. It all started when my mother passed away. Went into a dark place, thought I was great for many years. I promise this time I will do everything the experts say. I love my family and I miss my friends. Thank you for all the love and support, but most of all thank you for all the prayers.”

Highlights:

  • Everson Griffen reveals he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and wants to advocate for mental health
  • The Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman posted a series of alarming texts on social media last week, claiming that he was in danger
  • The police had rushed to Griffen’s home and found out he was all by himself
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