Teddy Sourlis has founded Men’s X Mental, a non-profit that is bringing critical awareness and resources to mental health for male athletes.  Watch our Jersey Sports Zone TV feature on the first Men’s X Mental basketball showcase and learn more about the former Rumson-Fair Haven basketball standout’s incredible work

The first time we saw Teddy Sourlis, he was draining three-pointers from all over the court during his high school basketball career at Rumson-Fair Haven High School. Sourlis was a key contributor to the Bulldogs section championship teams in 2017 and 2018.  He went to play college basketball at Babson College.  It was at one of the nation’s top entrepreneurial colleges that he formed Men’s X Mental, a non-profit that is shining the spotlight on mental health awareness for male athletes.  Sourlis used his personal experiences as a high school and college athlete dealing with anxiety and depression to form a dynamic movement that quickly built an audience on social media.

Sourlis formed a basketball showcase bringing top teams from New Jersey and the East Coast at The Fort in Oceanport.  The Men’s X Mental Showcase featured Roselle Catholic, DeMatha and Hudson Catholic as fans got a first look at some elite high school basketball.  The next step is to make the showcase a regular season fixture in the coming years.  Watch our feature on the first showcase and how Men’s X Mental is making an impact on helping athletes remove the stigma surrounding mental health:

Visit mensxmental.org to learn more about what Sourlis and his team are doing to help athletes with mental health

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