As you may or may not know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. It’s a blip in time where we can pause to think about a very big need that must be addressed in our culture today. And not only just within our culture at large, but within the specific subculture of athletics and college sports.
Recently, Sports Illustrated and SI.com published an article about Michael Phelps and his path to rehabilitation in an effort to win gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. It was a really thorough piece -- one that I couldn’t put down. It was intriguing not only because it's a comeback story about one of swimming’s greatest competitors, but because it looked into the more personal struggles that Phelps has endured over the last eight years.
Phelps should be acknowledged for his bravery in sharing his experiences during this time period. It couldn’t have been easy to publicly share this information and open himself to criticism or comments on social media.Read More