Athletes and Mental Health

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss athletes and mental health. They answer how many athletes suffer from mental health; how mental health affect athletes; why do athletes have mental health issues; and what athletes have mental health challenges. They share their opinions about how athletes can help with mental health and what family, friends, and fans can do to support them. #KeepItSporty

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) – www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Naomi Osaka Documentary – www.Netflix.com

Black Girls Breathing - www.blackgirlsbreathing.com

We Play Interactive by Women’s Sports Foundation - www.womenssportsfoundation.org

Podcast episode: Naomi Osaka Puts Her Mental Health First - www.blackgirlstalksports.com/podcast/naomi-osaka-puts-her-mental-health-first

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Sources:

Allen, R. (2020, December 23). The Things I’ll Never Forget. The Players’ Tribune. https:// https://www.theplayerstribune.com/posts/ray-allen-nba-basketball-things-ill-never-forget

Chang, C.J.; Putukian, M.; Aerni, G.; Diamond, A.B.; Hong, E.S.; Ingram, Y.M.; Reardon, C.L.; Wolanin, A.T. Mental Health Issues and Psychological Factors in Athletes: Detection, Management, Effect on Performance, and Prevention: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: March 2020 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p e61-e87, doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000817.

Kuik, R. and Potts, S. (2019, May). Mental Health and Athletes. Athletes for Hope. https://www.athletesforhope.org/2019/05/mental-health-and-athletes/

Murray, C. and Fieldstadt, E. (2021, July 28). Simone Biles is the Latest Athlete Vocal About Mental Health. NBC News. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/olympics/simone-biles-latest-athlete-vocal-about-mental-health-n1275218

Sparlin Mental Health. (2020, January 17). Athletes and Mental Health. Sparlin Mental Health. https://sparlinmentalhealth.com/athletes-and-mental-health/

Smith, D. (2018, February 25). Raptors’ Derozan Hopes Honest Talk on Depression Helps Others. Toronto Star. https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2018/02/25/raptors-derozan-hopes-honest-talk-on-depression-helps-others.html

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (2021, July 31). Michael Phelps: “Don’t Be Afraid to Dream as Big as You Possibly Can.” Olympics.com.

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/news/michael-phelps-don-t-be-afraid-to-dream-as-big-as-you-possibly-can

Wagner-McGough, S. (2018, September 4). Andrew Luck Admits He Was A 'Sad, Miserable Human' And 'Scared About Football' During Comeback. CBS Sports. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/andrew-luck-admits-he-was-a-sad-miserable-human-and-scared-about-football-during-comeback/

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