Mental health

Head coach Ed Orgeron, of LSU, speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 15, 2019 - 6:48 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 5:45 p.m. LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump. The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines of...
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Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 15, 2019 - 4:03 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized betting on college sports. Sankey opened the league's media days Monday with plenty to say about sports gambling and continuing...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 file photo, Former NFL player Brian Dawkins delivers his speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Brian Dawkins is tackling mental health issues the same aggressive way he took on anyone who dared cross the middle during his Hall of Fame career as a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos. Since revealing he suffered from depression and had suicidal thoughts early in his playing career, Dawkins has been on a mission to spread awareness. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
June 20, 2019 - 12:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Dawkins is tackling mental health issues the same aggressive way he took on anyone who dared cross the middle during his Hall of Fame career as a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos. Since revealing he suffered from depression and had suicidal thoughts...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, Michael Phelps has tears in his eyes as he shows off his gold medal after the men's 200-meter butterfly final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While swimming to Olympic glory, Phelps found comfort in the pool and quite a bit of angst out of it. Because he is willing to share his story of depression and raise awareness of mental health issues, Phelps will be awarded the fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion on Tuesday night, May 21, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
May 22, 2019 - 12:03 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — While swimming to Olympic glory, Michael Phelps found comfort in the pool and quite a bit of angst out of it. His bout with depression reached its nadir in 2014 after a second DUI arrest. That's when the most decorated Olympian of all time checked himself into a rehabilitative...
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New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner, of Sweden, eyes the puck as teammate defenseman Devon Toews (25) blocks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, April 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 01, 2019 - 9:12 am
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — A sign hangs above the door between the locker room and the ice at the New York Islanders' practice facility that reads, "GET BETTER TODAY." It carries a powerful double meaning for Robin Lehner, who before the season disclosed his struggles with mental illness and is now a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, United States' swimmer Michael Phelps reacts after the men's 100-meter butterfly final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Phelps is picking up more hardware _ this time for what he's been doing outside the pool. The Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more opportunities for the disabled, says the Olympic champion is the recipient of its fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion. The foundation tells The Associated Press it picked the world's most-decorated swimmer of all time to recognize his advocacy for people with disabilities and "his own journey with mental health." (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
January 08, 2019 - 10:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Phelps is picking up more hardware — this time for what he's been doing outside the pool. The Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more opportunities for the disabled, says the 33-year-old Olympic champion is the recipient of its fifth annual...
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October 30, 2018 - 10:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's annual decadent display of binge eating and bad behavior known as Wing Bowl is over after 26 years. The event hosted by a sports radio station the Friday before the Super Bowl drew thousands of rowdy fans to the Wells Fargo Center in the early morning hours to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Minneapolis. From the outside, the Cavaliers’ All-Star forward appears to have it all: A model’s striking looks, a multi-million dollar contract, a dream job. Perfection. At 30, he’s in the prime of his career, and maybe for the first time, truly happy. Nearly a year since suffering a panic attack during a game against Atlanta, a desperate, life-altering event that eventually led to him revealing long-term battles with anxiety and depression, Love is hoping to break down stigmas about men’s mental health. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 25, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love can't remember being this freshly shaven, gliding his fingers over his smooth cheeks and chin while glancing at a large mirror. The reflection doesn't pain him anymore. From the outside, the Cleveland Cavaliers' All-Star forward appears to have it all: A model's striking...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 file photo,United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles after competing in the women's combined slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. Turns out, even two-time World Cup overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin gets nervous in the start gate. It first struck her two years ago and hit her again before the Olympic slalom race last winter when she finished fourth. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
October 11, 2018 - 3:04 am
On particularly stressful occasions, Mikaela Shiffrin can feel the anxiety build moments before her run. Her throat tightens, and her eyes water. Her suit feels way too tight, and her stomach churns. As a teenager, the two-time defending overall World Cup champion never experienced this level of...
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo attends a Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. A lawyer for a Nevada woman alleging that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 said Tuesday her client was "emotionally fragile" and agreed to an out-of-court financial settlement nine years ago because she never wanted her name made public. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 03, 2018 - 10:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a Nevada woman's allegation that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 (all times local): 5 p.m. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress...
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