Rockets’ Robert Covington explains how faith erased his depression

Houston Rockets Robert Covington (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Robert Covington (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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Houston Rockets Robert Covington (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Relationship with God

This was Covington’s second go-round dealing with trade rumors, which he stated was something that only added to his anxiety and mental health challenges. It’s understandable, as it would get difficult having to pack up and move mid-season, while also trying to get acclimated to a new team with playoff aspirations.

But the Houston Rockets rim protector had a renowned mentality this go-round, as he had developed a relationship with God, which he says led to a much healthier mindset.

“The real turning point was once I started to go back to church. I developed an understanding and a relationship with The Father and Savior.

That’s what allowed me to get over the hump and to have a whole new mindset on everything in life. That was the releasing point because that gave me a new out and a new understanding of it all.

That’s what’s helped me through this entire year. I had a different mindset on getting traded because I wasn’t in the same place as I was before.”

All in all, this was quite a powerful story, and it was even more courageous on RoCo’s part to join a radio show and allow the listeners to see a much different side of him. He explained how the battles and struggles he’s dealt with led him to try and help others.

Covington became involved with a mental health organization titled The Elephant in the Room, Inc, which is his sister’s foundation. Much respect to Covington for not only having the wherewithal to seek the help he needed, but to also help join the fight and offer a voice for those who are dealing with the same struggles.

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Well done RoCo, we’re all proud of you!