Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the finals in team gymnastics at the Olympics adds new speed to the issue of athletes and mental health.
The spotlight of performing on such a big stage brings lots of attention but also unimaginable pressure and can lead to many tough decisions.
Cassie Pasquariello is the Director of Clinical Psychology and Sports Psychology at the UW-Madison Athletic Department. She oversees mental health care and sports psychology training for Badger student athletes and joined News 3 Now Live at Four to talk about how athletes handle all that stress and how it affects their overall mental health.
You can see the whole segment above.
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