Sports: A Double-Edged Sword

Sports: A Double-Edged Sword

Whether careers are brought to an end by the inevitable passing of time or an unforeseen injury, the effects on an athlete’s mental health can be immediate and long-lasting. An NCAA handbook addresses student athletes’ mental health issues following injury. In addition, researchers are studying early interventions to respond to the mental health needs of athletes at all levels. Last year, the International Olympic Committee issued a consensus statement on the mental health of elite athletes. But its broader importance lies in recognizing that sports can contribute to some of the mental health difficulties experienced by athletes in competitive organized athletics.

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