'Indianapolis Colts Darius Leonard Announces Maniac Foundation Mental Health Hotline
Indianapolis, IN (April 4, 2022) – Today, the Maniac Foundation announced the launch of its mental health hotline with the goal of providing motivation and immediate access to resources for individuals facing mental health challenges.
The initiative will feature monthly motivational messages from Indianpolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard and offer access to help lines including the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hotline, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, National Domestic Violence Hotline, National Sexual Assault Hotline, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline.
Callers can dial 1-833-MANIAC4 (1-833- 626-4224) to reach the hotline.
“It’s ok to not be ok,” said Darius Leonard. “Underneath the helmet is a real person who continues to experience mental health challenges. Opening up made me a better person and showed me a better way of life. I am excited to establish the Maniac Foundation Mental Health Hotline and encourage others to open up and keep showing up.”
Leonard has been vocal about his struggles with anxiety and depression following his brother’s passing in 2012. In 2021, Darius Leonard played a leading role in the Indianapolis Colts mental health initiative, Kicking the Stigma, designed to raise awareness about mental health disorders and funds to expand treatment services.
For more information about the Maniac Foundation, visit www.ManiacFoundation.org. Follow us at @ManiacCares on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About the Maniac Foundation
The Maniac Foundation is dedicated to transforming communities through education, wellness, serving families in need and other charitable causes. It was established in 2020 by Indianapolis Colts All-Pro Linebacker, Darius Leonard and his wife Kayla.
Mental Health Resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness hotline (1-800-950-NAMI) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-SAFE) National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline (800-622-HELP)
If you believe you or another individual is suffering a mental health crisis or other medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately, seek medical attention immediately in an emergency room or call 911.