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An Olympian Shares Her Struggle With Depression

on August 12, 2016

Being an Olympian involves intense physical strain and public pressure – so how does that affect mental health? For some athletes, mental illness can present a major problem both during the season and after they eventually retire from competition. To help address mental health concerns, the U.S. Olympic team employs sports psychologists to help the athletes talk about depression and anxiety they can face during competition.

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