Elite Athlete Mental Health Challenges

Skating Away: Gracie Gold
Photograph by Hillary Swift (NYT)

The stress of competition or even less stress can trigger eating disorders (energy intake imbalance), depression and other emotional disturbances. These need to be recognized, referred and treated as rapidly as possible.

Sports psychologists and teams that are prepared to handle all of the ramifications of these issues are critical.

NY Times Magazine Article on Gracie Gold