Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Life after the final whistle

My own tardiness followed by some technical gremlins prevented the second of my two pieces on mental health and football from being published during Mental Health Awareness Week itself, but it's now up on the Two Unfortunates site. The first article, posted last Tuesday, looked at mental health and elite football in general last Tuesday, and this second one focuses on one particularly significant psychological stressor: retirement. While it acknowledges that retiring can be traumatising for players in a number of ways, the conclusion is rather more positive than that of the first piece.

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