Ryan Anderson tells how he is managing after finding his girlfriend, Gia Allemand after an apparent suicide. He admits that going through each day is a challenge, but he relies on his faith to get him through. He said that it would be so hard to go on if he hadn't turned his life over to God and Jesus.
The other thing that has helped him is being back with his teammates, the New Orleans Pelicans. "I'm really glad coach asked me to come back when he did. I've been here for a few weeks now and just being around the guys and being back in the gym, having some sort of routine back, it helps a little bit."
Gia committed suicide on August 12 and in spite of the doctor’s attempts to revive her, they could not. Gia didn't know how to cope with the news when Ryan told her that he no longer loved her. She felt that she couldn't go on, and that was the reason for her suicide.
In an effort to help others who may have personal struggles or experience the feeling that they can't live up to mainstream expectations, Ryan wants to start a foundation if Gia's memory.
According to CBS news, Ryan said, "This is a topic that is not talked about enough, it is a huge problem. And we live in a society quite frankly now... where you've got to live up to something, you've got to be a certain person, and you're not going to be accepted, and every single person has something special about them."