First-ever ‘Maryland Cares’ event focuses on student-athlete mental health
....“We’re always in a mindset where you have to be, as my baseball coach says: savages. So we never really stop to take care of ourselves,” Costes said. “To have somebody here to kind of throw that in our faces a little bit makes us reconsider some of the things that we do.”

Garrick said if she had to choose one thing for the athletes to walk away with, it would be the belief that experiencing any sort of mental health issue or mental illness does not make them weak or any less of a player.

“I want athletes to really recognize and appreciate and work on our mental health the same way we work on our physical health,” she said.....

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Bethany`s Notes: Student athletes need to take care of themselves. Everyone struggles at one time or another and we can work on our mental health just as much as our physical health.



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