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Mental Health

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

Additional Mental Health Resources:

Mental Health Awareness: 
See all the articles The Trust has created to bring awareness to mental health.

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

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

Depression: 
Learn more about depression and when to ask for help.

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.

Anxiety Disorders:
There are a long list of anxiety disorders, but regardless of the specific diagnosis, all anxiety disorders are marked by negative emotions, symptoms of tension, and an apprehension of future danger or misfortune.

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

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.

Your Mind, Your Body, Your Health: 
“Your Mind, Your Body, Your Health” is here to provide the members of our extended NFLPA family with the tools needed to achieve a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally.

Suicidality: 
Learn ways to prevent suicide by understanding warning signs and risk factors, and learning how to ask the necessary questions to better understand when someone is considering suicide and how to get them help.

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