It is easy to feel empathy for athletes who get physical injuries, however the topic of invisible illness in athletics is rarely talked about. An invisible illness is one that is not visibly apparent; most mental illnesses are invisible illnesses. Because there are often few physical symptoms that come with mental illness, it can be… Continue Reading →
Although the stigma surrounding mental health and sports is significant, there are numerous professional athletes who have taken initiative to reduce the stigma by speaking up about their personal struggles with mental health. Not only have athletes begun to publicly express their individual experiences with mental health, many of them have also become advocates for… Continue Reading →
In the world of sports, the topic of mental health carries a stigma that is tied to weakness. As many athletes work their entire career to become the strongest competitors and performers possible, not many want to admit to their internal struggles. Because most athletes are considered to be extremely physically healthy, many assume that… Continue Reading →
Though sports have historically been a male-dominated industry, female athletes are continuously fighting for change and paving the way for future generations. Not only are women excelling in their respective sports, but they are also contributing to societal change. In honor of Women’s History Month, I am introducing five of my favorite females in sports… Continue Reading →
This past year has brought about numerous challenges for athletes and performers striving to continue their passions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports and performing arts are unique in the way that they benefit both the performer and audience. Performers are able to express themselves while sharing their passion with others, and fans are able to… Continue Reading →
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a tremendous amount of hardship on a global scale. Societies have dealt with the repercussions of viral disease, and the impacts it has on the health and wellness of their community. Although the pandemic has taken a toll on people of all ages, young children have been impacted in a… Continue Reading →
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