Mental health for athletes

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I hope Tennessee grabs the lead on providing mental health services to the athletes and students in general. A lot of these young people have a lot of pressure on them from parents, family & community. Just because things change, it does not mean you are a failure. It’s. Big step from high school to college.
This is a great post. I know several people very close to me that have played college ball and not survived from mental health. Easy to get addicted to pain meds and the pressure is enormous. Yes, I hope Tennessee grabs the lead here.
 
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Danny White is a very forward thinking individual, and I’m sure that he will do something on this issue. He is showing to be the prototype of what the modern AD in college athletics should be, and we are lucky to have him. I would bet that he has already put pen to paper on putting something meaningful together.
 
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I hope Tennessee grabs the lead on providing mental health services to the athletes and students in general. A lot of these young people have a lot of pressure on them from parents, family & community. Just because things change, it does not mean you are a failure. It’s. Big step from high school to college.
Stir in transience due to the portal and NIL pressure and it seems like the problems will be worse than ever. Teams that effectively instill a family culture, mentoring, and active emotional health programs may really thrive in the new era of CFB.
 
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Stir in transience due to the portal and NIL pressure and it seems like the problems will be worse than ever. Teams that effectively instill a family culture, mentoring, and active emotional health programs may really thrive in the new era of CFB.
Indeed. From health and wellness to life skills (i.e. how to manage the NIL dollars now and in the future, etc), Tennessee has a tremendous opportunity here to build their program's brand and (just as important) the next generation of successful, healthy athletes/humans.
 
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The pandemic shut downs robbed some of these kids from a normal social life as well which has shown to negatively impact mental health.

I also wonder how much thought goes into concussions beyond the normal protocol. Brain injury can certainly have a major impact on mental health.

I’m in my late 40’s and I’m glad to see mental health is not so stigmatized now like it used to be.
 
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The pandemic shut downs robbed some of these kids from a normal social life as well which has shown to negatively impact mental health.

I also wonder how much thought goes into concussions beyond the normal protocol. Brain injury can certainly have a major impact on mental health.

I’m in my late 40’s and I’m glad to see mental health is not so stigmatized now like it used to be.
I worked in behavioral health years ..it was a revolving door of commitment hold, then your insurance ran out, then bye 👋 not sure how much has really changed
 
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