In this two part episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. William Parham the inaugural Director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Mental Health and Wellness Department. Together they discuss the psychological demands on professional and elite athletes and strategies to support their mental health. Everybody wins when you invest in the whole person and their mental health and wellness. Listen Now.
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Since coronavirus shuttered the world in the early months of 2020, the financial impact has taken a significant -- and often invisible -- toll. Mental health has gone awry for many during the pandemic, but these experiences are especially more acute among people who are economically less fortunate.
Have you ever felt nervous or afraid to take time off from work to look after your mental health? This New York Times article talks about how to know if you need to take a mental health day, how to ask for one, and how to use the day effectively.
Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Raven Saunders and others have publicly taken their mental health into their hands in a way never seen before in elite sports. Such mental health issues aren’t uncommon among Black athletes. But the willingness to speak so openly about the struggles and publicly advocate for better care is fairly new in the professional sports world, experts say.