Don’t tear your athletes down and say it’s to make them mentally tough. The world is going to do enough tearing them down, be the one who can pick them and teach them to fight back. Choose to build your athlete up, don’t abuse your privilege to make a difference in a kid’s life.
You can be the catalyst to a stigma-free environment by following these steps and encouraging others to follow in your footsteps. The only way we can achieve this is by talking about mental health and making our conversation heard.... We can’t change the world overnight but if we stick to this fight we can create a stigma-free environment for everyone.
This toxic environment can leave some athletes feeling weak, defeated, and hopeless. It’s difficult to imagine an athlete to struggle with their mental health because they are trained to not show weakness and just shake it off. Unfortunately, you can’t just shake off mental illness and this leaves many athletes to suffer in silence.
Forget what your brain is trying to tell you, you have a purpose and something special that only you can give this world. But you can only reach your full potential if you take care of your mental health first.
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