Remaining silent isn’t the answer.
As the Olympic Closing Ceremonies were highlighted in recent headlines, it was encouraging to see the celebrations of the athlete’s competitive achievements and the spotlight on their recovery from mental health struggles. Michael Phelps led the way in recent years, talking openly about his struggles with depression and ADHD. Still, this year saw a new group of athletes, including Simone Biles during the summer games to snowboarder Chloe Kim in the winter Olympics. When public figures are candid about issues like depression, they open doors for honest conversation and inspire others to get therapy and other support.
Telehealth decreases the barrier to recovery.
When depression symptoms are intense, finding the next step towards feeling better may seem overwhelming. What these athletes have shown is that recovery is possible. Thanks to the surge of telehealth providers, reaching out for help can be as simple as a phone call or video session. You don’t need to have an Olympic training team to get help, and you don’t need to be an athlete to feel stronger.
Click here for a free 15-minute clinical consultation, or book directly with a provider of your choice, put your mental health and well-being center stage, and take that first step towards your recovery journey.