Former Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller made a decision to step away from football less than two weeks ago. At the moment, it was a surprising decision for a player who appeared to be on his way to an NFL career.

In his announcement, Miller cited mental health concerns and openly talked about self-harm. His decision quickly became regarded as a brave one after opening up about his struggles.

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On Monday, Miller made an appearance on Good Morning America to talk about his decision to step away from football and focus on his mental health. During the interview, Miller provided incredible insight into the battles he’s facing.

Miller worked his way into the starting rotation for the Buckeyes during the 2021 season. However, me missed multiple games because of mental health concerns.

“Prior to the season last year, I told Coach (Ryan) Day of my intention to kill myself,” Miller explained in his Twitter post two weeks ago. “He immediately had me in touch with Dr. Candice and Dr. Norman, and I received the support I needed. After a few weeks, I tried my luck at football once again, with scars on my wrists and throat.”

Miller went on to express his gratitude for Day and the infrastructure of support that exists within the Ohio State program. He also writes that he is finding new ways to help players within the Buckeye program:

“I am grateful for the infrastructure Coach Day has put in place at Ohio State, and I am grateful that he is letting me find a new way to help others in the program,” wrote Miller. “I hope athletic departments around the country do the same. If not for him and the staff, my words would not be a reflection. They would be evidence in a post-mortem.”