Women’s Mental Health and the Olympics
When we watch the Olympics or a sporting event from our televisions or stadium seats, it is easy to witness these moments of glory and triumph and classify athletes as fault-free superhumans. Research has shown female athletes in particular are reporting higher rates of depression. However, athletes everywhere have been courageously shedding light on the toll performing at the highest level takes on their mental health. These open conversations are transforming the way that athletes (and non-athletes) view and care for themselves as human beings first and foremost, instead of attributing their intrinsic value to their performance.
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