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Asking for help with anything can be difficult, especially when you’re dealing with a mental health issue.  As athletes, we’re often taught to “tough it out” or “suck it up.”  When we’re dealing with a little discomfort, that can work.  When we’re dealing with a medical condition like depression or anxiety, toughing it out does NOT help us to get better.  The good news is that help is available.
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“13 Reasons Why” An Athlete Should See a Mental Health Sports Therapist
“13 Reasons Why” An Athlete Should See a Mental Health Sports Therapist
"Even in today’s age of self-help, there is still a lot of...
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Brittany MacLean: My Olympic dream came true yet I still felt worthless
Brittany MacLean: My Olympic dream came true yet I still felt worthless
"It was supposed to be a moment of accomplishment, but instead I...
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Why It’s So Important That This Athlete Is Talking About His Mental Health
Why It’s So Important That This Athlete Is Talking About His Mental Health
"Mental health is something that's still incredibly stigmatized, no matter who you...
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Athletes making a difference in student mental health
Athletes making a difference in student mental health
"Whether she’s on the soccer field or volunteering in the community, fourth-year...
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Nadia Popov: ‘Mental illness left me guilt-ridden’
Nadia Popov: ‘Mental illness left me guilt-ridden’
"‘I would collapse into my bed with tears streaming down my face...
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Ian Thorpe on bullying, depression and athletes’ mental health
Ian Thorpe on bullying, depression and athletes’ mental health
"His history with mental health has been well-documented, but now the former...
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At his lowest, Adam van Koeverden uses conversation to cope
At his lowest, Adam van Koeverden uses conversation to cope
"Sometimes the best way to feel better is to ask someone else...
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Mental illness doesn’t discriminate, so when it comes to athletes, why do we?
Mental illness doesn’t discriminate, so when it comes to athletes, why do we?
"Earlier this week, Four Corners ran a program highlighting the post-career mental...
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