The Injured to Elite Podcast

I2E # 63: The Mental Health Reckoning in Elite Sports

June 03, 2021 Host: Dr. David Meyer PT, DPT Season 1 Episode 63
The Injured to Elite Podcast
I2E # 63: The Mental Health Reckoning in Elite Sports
Show Notes

In this solo episode I discuss the mental health reckoning that is happening in elite sports. I cover the recent topic regarding elite tennis player Naomi Osaka who recently was fined for not doing a press conference during the French Open, citing mental health reasons. Some of the guests on this podcast including Ryan Sherriff have shared their mental health journey and specifically how it has impacted their physical health and performance. You can listen to episode # 31, and  episode # 5 with Tampa Bay Rays LHP Ryan Sherriff and episode #32 with MLB 2020 comeback story of the year Daniel Bard.

The time to integrate mental strategies into physical rehab is now. If you are an injured athlete going through a tough time mentally, learn more about my work at http://www.drdavidmeyer.com and schedule on my calendly at https://calendly.com/davidmeyer/consultation.

Below you can learn more about some of these recent stories covering athletes speaking out on their mental health including Naomi Osaka, Michael Phelps, and Ryan Sherriff.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/01/opinion/naomi-osaka-french-open-tennis.html

https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/06/03/michael-phelps-naomi-osaka-withdraws-from-french-open-newday-vpx.cnn

https://www.si.com/mlb/2021/04/20/mlb-mental-health-reckoning-daily-cover

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