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| Consultant Sport Psychiatrist | https://t.co/L303m1CByf | @SportRes_UK National Anti-Doping Panel | @rcpsych #SEPSIG | Clinical Director @Togetheralluk
Jun 1, 2021 13 tweets 9 min read
@naomiosaka dedicated her life to tennis from a young age and, upon reaching a long imagined first grand slam, she was booed in front of a crowd of many thousands. A goal of recognition lost, together with a very public rejection/disapproval
1/many She told of #depression that followed this loss, and of intense #socialanxiety, the latter focused around press appearances and being publicly questionned: an entirely understandable experience. I have met many other top athletes who share this perception of 'doing media'
Mar 18, 2020 11 tweets 3 min read
I put together a thread that might help with our #mentalhealth during the #coronavirus #COVID2019 period.
Social distancing prevents infections, but social isolation can significantly increase the risk of other health problems, both physical and mental. What can we do? 1/ Being connected 2 others in a supportive community does more than just help us feel better, it buffers the biological effects of stress hormones/pressure. It's still possible 2 experience the same sense of community and the same mental health benefit digitally @BigWhiteWall1 2/