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The Mental Health of Football Players

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As we transition from summer to fall, our focus turns to enjoying the football season. Football is an important part of our culture and can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately football has a darkside. Athletes are prone to mental health issues, depression and suicidal thoughts. More and more professional football players are being encouraged to seek help from a mental help therapist.

What Causes Mental Health Issues in Football Players?

With an estimated 26.2% of Americans suffering from a mental illness, ...

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Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

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Nearly 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur each year in the United States.1 Athletes involved in sports such as football, hockey and boxing are at significant risk of TBI due to the high level of contact inherent in these sports. Head injuries are also extremely common in sports such as cycling, baseball, basketball and skateboarding. Unfortunately, many sports head injuries lead to permanent brain damage or worse. TBI, is ...

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