Former NFL Quarterback Discusses Addiction and Recovery
Former NFL Quarterback and Behavioral Health Advocate Ryan Leaf Speaks to Hundreds About Addiction and Recovery
The Radnor Township School District parent-teacher organizations (PTOs) and The Agnes Irwin School (AIS) welcomed former NFL quarterback and behavioral health advocate Ryan Leaf for Vulnerable, a conversation about addiction and recovery through service to others, on January 14.
Following a video introduction, Mr. Leaf, the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, spoke to the community about addiction and sobriety. He highlighted his football career and dream of becoming a professional athlete before sharing how these dreams began to unravel. Mr. Leaf discussed topics such as the stress and pressures of being a successful teenager, gateway drugs, peer pressure, bullying and self-harm. The presentation ended with a Q&A session.
Mr. Leaf is an advocate for transforming the way society views mental health and addiction, with a personal mission of reaching those in need of hope that happiness and a better life can be achieved. He is currently an ESPN college football analyst and NFL Legends Community coordinator, helping former athletes make a successful transition to life after a high-profile career.
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About the Radnor Speaker Series
The Radnor Speaker Series is a private school/public school partnership between the Radnor Township School District parent-teacher organizations and The Agnes Irwin School. Each year, these organizations welcome a nationally known speaker/author to speak to the Radnor Township community on topics relevant to parenting and the health and wellbeing of our children.