"Consider: • Physical injuries such as concussions and knee injuries draw routine and widespread..."
• Physical injuries such as concussions and knee injuries draw routine and widespread study by doctors and researchers, yet a dearth of information about athletes and mental illnesses exists.
• Though more than 450,000 students competed in college sports in 2011-12, no hard data are being collected on how many athletes are coping with psychological concerns.
• Athletic departments handle psychological concerns in very different ways, and at many schools, mental health resources are downright sparse when compared to those dedicated to the physical health of the athletes. Many athletic programs have medical staffs of more than a dozen people, yet fewer than 25 Division I athletic departments have a full-time licensed mental health practitioner on staff.”
An exploration of mental health issues in college athletics.
Read the entire article, here.
A powerful “Grantland” documentary chronicling the day of the 2012 NBA draft through the eyes of a potential draft pick, Royce White, who talks openly about his generalized anxiety disorder.
Royce will be a panelist at the March 7 Forum, An Honest Look at Mental Illness.
"My assortment of neuroses may be idiosyncratic, but my general condition is hardly unique. Anxiety..."
From the Atlantic's compelling December cover story on anxiety by Scott Stossel.
Read the entire piece here.
Do you think 6 hours, or even 24 hours, is enough time to diagnose and/or treat mental illness?
Do you think that you should have to sign your child over to DCF to extend their stay in a psychiatric hospital for more than 3 days?
These are questions that shouldn’t have to be asked, but point to a system totally and frighteningly unprepared for treating mental illness.
Some things are NOT better left unspoken.
We will talk about these issues raised in the compelling 60 Minutes piece - and so much more - at An Honest Look at Mental Illness on March 7.