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Identity & athlete well being

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Diversify Your Identity

Just like with financial diversification, you should also invest in several different areas of your identity.

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An Inspiring Message from Gay Athletes

Gay and Lesbian Pro Athletes: In the end, it’s about how you play the game.

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Viral Figure Skater Brings Pop Culture, Activism, Diversity to Sport

Growing up, Elladj Balde said “a lot of athletes and artists ... looked like me, but they were not within the figure skating realm.” He is now pursuing his passion to help create a culture of athletic artistry and non-bias.

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FindCenterIf you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortions; your own light and beauty will become blurred, awkward, and ugly.

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Mental Health of Athletes

Athletes represent the peak of human potential, but they are still people. Mental illness affects 35% of elite athletes, manifesting as stress, eating disorders, burnout, or depression and anxiety.

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Why Professional Athletes and Olympians Struggle with Life after Sport | Four Corners

Around the world, fans love to share the triumphs and heartbreaks of elite athletes on the football field, the cricket pitch or in the swimming pool.

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How Olympic Athletes Grapple with Life Once the Thrill is Gone

Those who struggle the most post-games are perhaps those who had high expectations that went unfulfilled, which can lead to a lifetime of “what-ifs” and second guessing.

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Returning to “Athlete” after Concussion | Jaclyn Stephens | TEDxCSU

Athletes who have sustained concussions are at a heightened risk for new injuries, including new concussions, when they return to play. This increased risk of new injury is likely due to ineffective evaluation and treatment protocols.

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The Struggle Is Real: The Unrelenting Weight of Being a Black, Female Athlete

The cultural messages can be harsh, dehumanizing and constant

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