Anxiety, Stress, & Depression
Athletes are often perceived as confident, healthy, outgoing, and positive but that’s not always the case. Stress, anxiety, and depression are very powerful words and we are hearing them more and more inside and outside of sport.
Anxiety is very real and if you are not armed with the tools to cope and deal with anxiety it can become debilitating or worse it can develop into depression.
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses world wide and some research suggests that symptoms of anxiety and depression may be higher among athletes than in the general public for a number of reasons.
I say to all of my athletes and coaches the first step in fixing a problem is to accurately define the problem and in today’s episode we are going to do just that as we are joined by registered psychologist, Kristy Gialet.
This week, we ask the questions “What is Anxiety?” “What causes Anxiety?” “What are the signs & symptoms?” “What can we do to head it off at the pass?”
We also take a look into depression, suicide, and dealing with traumatic events.
I share with you some sage advice from one of my mentors and great friends the late and great Harvey Dorfman one of the pioneers of sport psychology.
We have all had our challenges and hardships. Know you are not alone and there are great people out there just waiting to lend a hand.
Which Team Is The Best In Sport?
** In Dedication to the entire community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey Organization, who tragically lost 14 young players and team members in a terrible accident on April 6th.
Our Thoughts and Hearts are with you all. **
This week on Krush Performance, we ask the question, “If you are looking to watch and learn from the best in sport, which team would you watch?” The Houston Astros, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Penguins, Golden State Warriors, or is there another organization you would consider? Also, we discuss what can we learn from these top performing teams and organizations.
Then, we visit with one of the most successful independently owned & operated sporting goods stores in North America. If you want to learn from a top organization you need to take a good look at a 4th generation store celebrating their 90th birthday. What can we learn from United Sport & Cycle out of Edmonton, Canada, a lot and what does the future of sport look like…we’ll find out.
And finally we get to our text & twitter question of the week, “If you were going to add a sport to the Olympics, what would it be?” Krusher shares his top four new sport ideas for the Olympics and we hear from our listeners. There are some seriously great ideas the IOC should consider.