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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has a mission to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, and he's wearing it on his sleeve—quite literally. A new Instagram post from the team's official account highlights that Prescott has been subtly sending a message during every game he's played so far this year: Ask for help.
"This season, QB1 has been sporting "Ask 4 Help" on his wrist tape as a reminder to those battling with mental illness that their lives matter & they are not alone," the caption reads.
Prescott launched his Ask 4 Help campaign in September, suicide prevention month, including T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with the "Ask 4 Help" slogan (the 4 in reference to his jersey number), with proceeds going to his Faith Fight Finish Foundation.
He began these efforts in honor of his older brother, Jace Prescott, who died by suicide in April 2020. Prescott sought help for anxiety and depression during the offseason following his brother's death, and he has since learned just how important it is to foster an open and honest conversation about mental health.
"When you have thoughts that you've never had, I think that's more so than anything a chance to realize it and recognize it, to be vulnerable about it," he said at the time. "Talked to my family, talked to the people around me simply as I did at the time. Some of them obviously had dealt with it before, was able to have those conversations and then reach out further just to more people. I think being open about it and not holding those feelings in was one of the better things for me."
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