In the article “Raising Their Voices: Sports stars are speaking out about their mental health. Will their advocacy help younger athletes?” I learned that athletes are now speaking up about their mental health. Athletes have recently opened up about their mental struggles and the stresses of competing and living in front of the cameras. People assume that they are strong in every way because they are athletes. But they are human too and they have feelings and emotions. Most of them are under so much pressure and they are stressed out.

I think what is happening is very important to acknowledge. Mental health is very important. It is hard to express your feelings if people believe that athletes are not supposed to show signs of anything that would impact their physical or mental health, because we expect them to perform with such great strength and skill. The good thing is that athletes are increasingly speaking up.

What do you think? Should athletes keep speaking up?

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January 11, 2022 10:09 pm

Dear Lesly,
Reading your article made me realize that I along with the many other athletes in our school can possibly not be putting our mental health first when we should be prioritizing it. Something that stood out to me from your post “Athletes Mental Health” would be “Most of them are under so much pressure and they are stressed out.” I can defiantly relate to this because I know the pressure that they may feel because one simple mistake can lead to many mistakes just off of the one that was made. I believe athletes everywhere would speak up when they feel as though they need help.

Thank you for writing this piece I feel as though you were able to relate to many other athletes I look forward to seeing what you write next.

December 10, 2021 7:41 pm

I think athelete mental health is an important thing to discuss. I wish you would provide an example of athletes that you know are speaking out.

December 6, 2021 3:58 am

Dear Lesley
As an athlete myself, I am attracted to your contribution, “Athlete Mental Health.” The sentence you wrote  stands out to me. “People think they are strong in every way because they are athletes.” People shouldn’t assume what others are feeling because they don’t know what they are experiencing.
So I think it’s correct. I definitely agree with you. You need to be more careful about the feelings of others.
Thank you for  writing. You have chosen a very interesting subject and are looking forward to seeing what you will write next.
Fernando Hernandez

November 30, 2021 11:46 pm

Dear Lesly

I am drawn to your post, “Athletes Mental Health” because I myself am an athlete. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ¨People assume that they are strong in every way because they are athletes. ” I think this is valid because people shouldn’t assume what others are feeling, because we never know what others are going through. I definitely agree with you on that. We need to be more considerate of other people’s feelings.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you picked a very interesting topic. 

Madai Villasenor 

Last edited 9 months ago by Madai

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