Today I’m starting some segments that will feature what’s going on in the news about mental health. I’ll touch on my thoughts and responses – So you’ll get the gist. Less than five minutes and hopefully packed with information.

Today’s You Get the Gist is about the recent athletes who’ve come forward to talk openly about their mental health struggles. Men and women we look up to for their athletic prowess and resilience – but they also have their own struggles.

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Victoria Garrick did a TedX in California about college athletes and mental/emotional struggles

Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys  recently revealed treatment for anxiety and depression

Michael Phelps produced  Weight of Gold about Olympians that describes the terrible depression, suicidal thoughts and actions and identity issues after their Olympic days are over.

Kudos to them. For sure.

My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

And there’s a new way to send me a message! You can record by clicking below and ask your question or make a comment. You’ll have 90 seconds to do so and that time goes quickly. By recording, you’re giving SelfWork (and me) permission to use your voice on the podcast. I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

SelfWork: You Get the Gist… Kudos to Athletes Challenging Stigma via @doctormargaret
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