Mental health playbook for athletes | Episode 73
When it comes to athletes, there’s pressure to be strong, push through pain, pull through for their teams and to win. Mental health often takes a back seat.
Mental health challenges, just like physical health challenges, affect everyone. Depression and anxiety are common disorders, yet the stigma about mental health prevents people from talking about it or seeking help.
In Episode 73, my guest, Stephanie Aylward, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist at NorthShore University HealthSystem, and I discuss why mental health is important for athletes (and everyone) and what athletes can do to stay healthy.