Sports Minded Performance

Vinitha Pastor's picture

Destigmatizing mental illness one athlete at a time

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.

Megan Kumming's picture

DBT for Athletes

How many times have we heard “their nerves just got the best of them,” or “gosh, what a temper they have! They are constantly getting penalities and thrown out of games.” It is good to have intense emotions in sport because they are motivating, but when they can’t be managed they hold us back from reaching the next level of excellence in sport.

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