The Importance of Mental Health Support After Sports Injuries

The Importance of Mental Health Support After Sports Injuries

.....Injury is a part of sports. In fact, 90% of student-athletes are reported to incur sports-related injuries. Being injured is a common occurrence that most athletes know the various protocols for recovery, including rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), and know-how to manage painful symptoms.

But how many athletes and their support systems, including parents, coaches, and trainers, know what to look for in mental recovery?.....

.....First off, as an athlete, know that it is okay to ask for help. It does not make you weak; in fact, it makes you incredibly strong. Recovering from an injury is a grueling process, but having a support system makes it easier.

If you are a coach or parent, sometimes it can be helpful to “give permission” to your athlete to ask for help before anything seems wrong. Let athletes know that it is okay to reach out and provide some resources they can turn to. Resources can include talking to a trusted adult, talking to a therapist or counselor, or talking with a doctor......


Bethany`s Notes: Injuries are part of sport. Make sure you are having open conversation with those who have been sidelined. They need to feel support and encouragement throughout their struggle.

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