There's no doubt that the year-long pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health. We've seen isolation, anxiety, and fear spike. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 4 in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the pandemic, up from 1 in 10 in the previous year. And for young adults, ages 18-24, it's even higher, at 56%.
We talk with two licensed clinical therapists who believe sports can provide a useful tool to help open dialogue around mental health. Jon Cuhna and Jotham Busfield, co-hosts of The Grim Drive podcast, join us to talk about the intersection of sports and mental health.
If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
This segment aired on March 30, 2021.