Mental Health

The Trust understands that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Each partner is there to help you through each step of the way. Our additional resources are other associations dedicated to helping former players.

Additional Mental Health Resources:

B4Stage4 Resources: 
B4Stage4 focuses on addressing mental health challenges early, rather than at “Stage 4” – when symptoms are more severe. Learn More.

The Benefits of Counseling:
Learn more about what counseling is and how beneficial it can be.

6 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety:
Get six quick ways to manage your stress and anxiety levels.


Every Day is Game Day:
Treat every day like it's a game day by focusing on what is most important to you.

Depression in Former Professional Football Players: 
Learn More about how depression affects the whole person – their thoughts, feelings, behavior, and physical health.

Substance Abuse: 
Ask yourself these critical questions to get a better understanding of your relationship with drugs and other substances.

Anxiety in Former Professional Football Players:
While nervousness and stress are normal emotions for many people, anxiety disorders can provide their own issues.  Learn More.

The Link Between Social Media and Mental Health Challenges:
Learn why having a strong relationship with social media can actually create challenges for you.

5 Mental Benefits of Excercising:
Read more about how physical activity hugely affects our mental status.


PTSD:
Get an overview of how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) greatly impacts a player’s ability to function.

Drug Abuse: 
Regardless of the reason, drug abuse (of any kind) can be dangerous and life-threatening, read more.

ADHD: 
Learn more about Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how it can impact you.

Transition Support for Spouse and Family:
Read how life transitions can affect the athlete's family and friends, as well as the athlete himself.

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