July 3, 2018
By Tim Swarens
One of Matt Sprague’s most searing memories, he says, is of being trafficked out of hotel rooms during Indianapolis 500 race weekends
Kelly Sprague knew her husband had a severe problem.
Night after night, he thrashed about violently in their bed. He wandered the house aimlessly in the early morning hours. He cut himself with knives.
All while he slept.
Matt Sprague recalls the exhaustion he felt when he woke up each morning. He also understands now that he suffered from deepening depression, and a lifelong struggle with negative self-talk — which left him feeling worthless after even small mistakes or minor criticisms — had become harder to control.
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