Mental Illness Often Overlooked In Sports.

The New York Times (10/30, B8, Rhoden, Subscription Publication) reports, “For all of the current focus on traumatic brain injury as a result of concussions, mental illness, often overlooked, exists at every level of sports.” In fact, “sports too often is a masking agent that hides deeply rooted mental health issues. The better the athlete, the more desperate to reach the next level, the less likely he or she will reach out for help. The gladiator mentality remains a primary barrier.” Many athletes pride themselves on being mentally tough, making it very difficult for them to admit they need help.

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— “With No One Looking, a Hurt Stays Hidden, “William C. Rhoden , The New York Times, October 29, 2012.

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