He is working to raise awareness about depression.
“I’d like to be able to make a difference. I’d like to be able to save a life if I can. You know, for me that’s more important than winning a gold medal. So the stuff that I’m doing now is very exciting. It’s hard, it’s challenging. But it’s fun for me, that’s what drives me to get out of bed every morning,” he explained.
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Phelps say it is something he has struggled with in his career.
He is now a spokesperson for the online therapy company, Talk Space.