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Invisible Illness in Sports

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…

Athletes Working to Break the Stigma of Mental Health

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…

The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health and Sports

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…

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