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Alone and Depressed?

Romans 12: 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” Having made the transition from team sports to individual sports in my late teens, I was very intrigued by the title of this German study:  Individual Athletes More Prone to Depression, Researchers Find.  Professor Juergen Beckmann, of the Technical University of Munich, presented research […]

It’s All in Your Head

Romans 12: 2a Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. As a young athlete, I heard much about physical health and injuries, but rarely, if ever, discussion of mental health or illness.  The word “mental” was used to deride someone for being weak.  People with “mental conditions” […]

Depressed – Where do you turn?

Psalm 42: 5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. The Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine published a study called:  “The prevalence of failure-based depression among elite athletes.” (Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine: 2013 Jul 23(4):273-7). The study was designed […]