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‘Are you going to CAPS?’

A question I have been asked many a time, upon divulging the fact that I am sad, or distressed, or scared, or feeling unstable. To answer the question: no. I am, in fact, in therapy. But I use a separate system that has proven to be much better for my overall mental health. That is not the point of this piece. What I want to talk about is my loved ones, and my not so loved ones, who feel that this is an appropriate question to ask.

When ‘Keep your head in the game’ goes too far: Student-athletes, mental health and the drug of expectation

When an athlete tears their ACL, trainers and medics immediately rush to the scene. In the weeks that follow, a flood of coaches, trainers, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning staff and medical specialists are fully invested in getting that athlete physically healthy again. Injured athletes receive treatment and physiotherapy every day until they’re once more able…

Q&A: Dr. Lisa Post on digital mental health resources for athletes

Clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Post, Ph.D., is conducting a study that introduces Stanford athletes to digital mental health, which aims to evaluate mental health by means of online assessments. At Stanford, Post is the head of sports medicine in psychiatry and the director of the Interpersonal Problems Clinic. She has also been the team clinician for the San Francisco 49’ers for the past nine years.