Destigmatizing mental illness one athlete at a time

Vinitha Pastor's picture

The Players Tribune is an online platform where athletes provide first-hand accounts of their experiences. It has recently published several articles about the struggles athletes have faced with their mental health. They address issues such as childhood abuse, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and OCD and bring with it vulnerability and rawness that is needed when discussing mental health issues. Athletes at the top of their game can also struggle with things that many of us experience today and encourage others to get help. Warning- some of the articles are graphic and can be triggering.

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