Email By Offsiders columnist Richard Hinds Updated September 13, 2019 12:18:53 Photo: Danny Frawley had spoken openly about his mental health battles. (AAP: Joe Castro) Related Story: AFL legend Danny Frawley dies in single-car crash in western Victoria Related Story: Former number one draft pick Tom Boyd retires from AFL amid mental health battle Related Story: Saints star Jack Steven takes indefinite AFL break to manage mental health Map: Australia From the earliest age, we tell them they can win. And if they don't, we tell them what they have to do to better so they win next time.Train when your opponent is resting; put another 20 kilograms on the rowing machine; peel the skin from your chicken; play with more intensity while looking more relaxed.As even the most talented young athlete ascends the ever-narrowing pyramid toward "elite competition," they will encounter occasions when victory eludes them.There will be someone faster, stronger, more flexible or less … [Read more...] about Mental health issues faced by professional athletes cannot be viewed as an opponent
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Email By Offsiders columnist Richard Hinds Posted November 15, 2019 06:46:17 Photo: Will Pucovski ruled himself out of Test selection because of mental health concerns. (AAP: Richard Wainwright) Related Story: Young gun Will Pucovski rules himself out of Test contention over mental health concerns Related Story: Victorian teenager hits half-century in Sheffield Shield debut Related Story: Mental illness isn't a fight, it's a marathon without a finish line Map: Melbourne 3000 On a Wednesday afternoon there were — generously — 500 people scattered around the cavernous MCG to witness the debut of a 17-year-old Victorian batsman who has been reflexively and rather haphazardly labelled "the next Will Pucovski".As Jake Fraser-McGurk became the third-youngest player to represent Victoria we were oblivious to the plight of the current Will Pucovski, who was with Australia A in Perth for a Test match audition against Pakistan.It wasn't until Thursday morning that it … [Read more...] about As one star rises, another takes a break. Are the mental health challenges young athletes face too great?
Email By Simon Smale Updated May 16, 2019 18:57:36 Video: Chris Grant says Tom Boyd's retirement did not come as a shock (Pic: AAP) (ABC News) Related Story: AFL star Tom Boyd acknowledging his depression helps everyone Related Story: Boyd to take break from footy as he receives treatment for clinical depression Map: Australia Western Bulldogs premiership player Tom Boyd has announced his retirement from the AFL, effective immediately. Key points:Tom Boyd was the number one draft pick in 2013 for the GWS GiantsBoyd spent time out the game in 2017 to deal with mental health issuesBoyd won the 2016 premiership with the Western Bulldogs, kicking two goals Boyd, 23, said the physical and emotional stress of playing had taken a toll and he no longer enjoyed the game."My decision to retire now is a reflection of issues I've had over the past five years, both with physical injury and with mental health," Boyd said."They have now accumulated to a point where I just don't have … [Read more...] about Western Bulldogs premiership star Tom Boyd retires from AFL amid mental health battle
Climate change will damage the health of an entire generation of children, particularly in India, due to food shortages, infectious diseases, floods and deadly heatwaves, unless there are immediate cuts to fossil fuel emissions, according to a major new report published in The Lancet journal on Thursday.The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis tracking progress across 41 key indicators.If the world follows a business-as-usual pathway, with high carbon emissions and climate change continuing at the current rate, children born today will face a world that will be on average over 4 degrees Celsius warmer by their 71st birthday, threatening their health at every stage of their lives, the reports notes.The annual project is a collaboration between 120 experts from 35 institutions, including the World Health Organisation and World Bank.The authors noted that climate change is already damaging the health of the world's children, and is set to shape … [Read more...] about India’s children face lifelong health burden of climate change: Lancet report
And that their teammate Glenn Maxwell would be at the forefront this summer as one of the world’s finest exponents of short-form cricket. Stream international cricket Live & On-Demand with KAYO SPORTS including every Australian Test, ODI and T20I on home soil. Get your 14-day free trial > Hopefully all three prophecies will still eventuate. But a wide umbrella of mental health issues has temporarily halted their careers. From an Australian perspective dealing with players and their mental demons is relatively new. But as players become more susceptible to vicious social media attacks and exhaustion from taxing cricketing schedules they are also becoming more open about admitting their problems. Across the globe the grind of English country cricket mixed with international representation has long been taking victims, from hard-nosed batsmen in Graham Thorpe, Marcus Trescothick and Jonathan Trott to the wonderfully eccentric spinner Monty Panesar. In the case of Maxwell, … [Read more...] about Star Victorian trio Will Pucovski, Nic Maddinson and Glenn Maxwell’s struggles highlight cricket’s mental health issues