Ron to talk to children about mental health

Another reason why we love Ron Ron. This is a great move by Ron, he’s doing a great thing.

O.C. Register: Next week, Lakers forward Ron Artest and Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano will join forces to combat mental health and promote the Mental Health in Schools Act.

Seriously.

The two will head to Eastmont Intermediate School in Montebello next Thursday and talk to the students about the stigma of mental illness and encourage them to seek assistance. They hope to raise awareness and call for the passage of federal legislation HR 2531, which would establish mental health programs across the country.

What better spokesman could there be for mental health than Ron Artest, who publicly thanked his therapist after the Lakers won the NBA championship last June.

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  • 242LakerFan

    “…join forces to combat mental health”
    Ms. Carr, you might want to rethink that phrase. Freudian slip?
    This is an interesting concept, though. I’d love to be at these seminars.

  • Robert.

    Ron is COOL. I’m glad he came to LA. He’s a warrior AND a gentleman. I’ll never forget his post-championship interview – that was just about the highlight of the year.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    same as when he`s talking to bryant….education wise?

    • DRE84

      Artest went to college what about you? we all know you try to throw subliminal racist comments but guess what lets see how hardrock you are in person

      • 242LakerFan

        Actually, I think he was referring to Kobe not going to college; not realizing, of course, that since 1996 Kobe has actually been teaching at a post-graduate level course called Hall-of-Fame basketball 101. It’s a continuing education in how to win NBA Championships and Ron is actually his latest graduate from the course. He got an A in the Final Exam.

  • http://youtube.com kobe24

    Hilarious! lol

  • Robert.

    Forgot to mention. Ron-Ron has the BIGGEST heart in the entire NBA, bar none. That’s prob. why he got in trouble in the “Malice at the Palace”. He was defending his team. That’s also prob. why he is one of the best defenders in the history of the game.

  • Ronin999

    Very cool. Almost…I-RON-IC…Kudos to Ron-Ron!!!