are a great way for children to learn many important life skills. However,
youth sports have changed a lot in recent years in where more stress has been
put on young athletes from many directions. It’s important for parents to know
how their kids are doing mentally. Pressure from parents, coaches, friends, and
life can really make youth sports into something other than a fun learning
Knowing when kids are being pushed too hard in youth sports is important because if not done, they can start experiencing depression, anger, and other mental disorders. They might think they are not good enough for something and start to lose interest in activities they once loved. Recently, parents have been placing their children up for a single sport, instead of encouraging them to try many different types of teams.
There are many ways for parents to help children going through depression or other mental disorders due to youth sports. First, is being supportive, always telling them they are doing a great job and being positive so they know they always have a support system. Second, do not push them too hard because then this becomes more of a duty than a fun activity for many kids. In order to help this issue, allow your children to participate in different sport’s teams and remind them that the purpose of playing the game is too have fun.
we believe to be considered a stigma is an actual problem in our society. That
is the idea of men having to express and deal with anxiety. A lot of times when
men try to reach for help it isseen as a form of weakness. Because of
this, a lot of men deal with their anxiety through other activities like
alcohol abuse or anger issues.
have shown that one in five men will go through an anxiety disorder; however,
psychologists worry that many cases are going unreported. This is due to fact
that many are just not coming in to report their issues. This needsto change because
reaching out for treatment should not be considered a stigma, it should be a
healthy way to get the problems resolved. Getting help should be the first option
for dealing with anxiety or depression, because alcohol use and anger issues
are never good options.
Peterson in her article In Men, Anxiety Can Often Look Different
writes about how some doctors like Dr. McKay from Fordham University do not use
the word “anxiety” during the first couple of therapy sessions with men because
it helps them feel more comfortable calling it coaching or helping with
performance. There are ways for men to feel more comfortable with therapy and
society should not scare them away from reaching out for help.
Written By – Akash Patel
with so much technology in the world, there are numerous ways of getting
therapy. One innovative way of getting therapy is podcasting. This might sound
novel to some people, who have regarded therapy as more in person event;
however, many people are tuning in to listen to healing sessions concerning
different varieties of topics. This is a great way for someone to listen to
stories at a time of their choosing. This can help them reach out for therapy
because they know other people are going through similar situations and it is
okay to ask for help.
podcasting companies like Gimlet Media along with psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra
Sacks started a podcast regarding topics like motherhood and pregnancy. Dr.
Sacks podcast “Motherhood Sessions” had many mothers reach out to talk about
their experiences. For Season 1, they had about 22 women come and record their
stories; however, only 10 made it to Season 1. This is good because many people
want to talk about mental health, and because of this there will be more of a
push for digital therapy.
is a great start for a new wave of therapy, because it makes people feel
comfortable regarding their health because they know other people who went
through the same situation, and can see how they handled it. One great thing
about podcasts is that you can listen to them anywhere from home or even in the
store while grocery shopping.
by – Akash Patel – Marketing Intern