…..“It’s harder than playing any football game,” Ball admitted. “As a football player and an athlete, you’re taught to be tough and not show emotion. I know we’re trying to end the stigma but it’s definitely still not an easy thing.”
Hoffart said if someone is suffering in silence, there are indicators that family and friends should be aware of. These include changes in mood and thought patterns…..
…..Hoffart also stressed that being a successful athlete can co-exist with a mental illness.
“You can have a mental health disorder, you can be diagnosed with a mental illness and still be very high functioning day-to-day in your sport,” said Hoffart. “As long as you’re getting the proper treatment.” ….....more
Bethany`s Notes: Canadian athletes are seeking out mental health services at a much higher rate since March.
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