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UCLA Football Player Thomas Cole Announces Retirement After Suicide Attempt: 'It Is Ok to Ask for Help'

A University of California, Los Angeles football player announced he is retiring from the game months after he said he attempted suicide. On Saturday, UCLA offensive lineman Thomas Cole announced in a Twitter post that he had "come to the conclusion that football is not conducive for my mental health, and there is more to life than the game of football," after explaining that he "attempted to take [his] own life" at the start of the year.
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