Rachel Wall Street Journal, Rachel Bachman, Indiana University discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

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That's another battle that. You're talking about in terms of getting athletes to ask for help. And to to come and see psychologists university of Oklahoma. Does something interesting just recently. They added another office for their department of psychology within the athletic department. That was close to the trainers trainers officer where people go to get their ankles taped things like that. And the reason they did that is so that athletes wouldn't feel like they were standing out by going. You know, maybe to another building to see to see a counselor. Just walk down the hall like they were going to get their ankles taped. But but go into another room and see a counselor instead of you know, seeking kind of regular physical medical treatment. So there are things that some schools are doing to to make it easier for athletes to to ask for help. And to to see a counselor regularly without being conspicuous. Yeah. You referenced the one student athlete. In your story who I wind up getting help sort of indirectly and then directly, right? He was texting his his friend or his girlfriend who was sitting like right next to him on the couch, and he couldn't express this feeling. So he's just texting her, and she's the one who sort of said, let's let's do something. Right. Yeah. That's right. That was a former cross country runner at Indiana University who had a lot of injury issues. And and, you know, really stressful things go on his life and started to feel suicidal thoughts. And so he he initially confided in his girlfriend as you said, the text message sitting next to her on the couch because it was so difficult to voice those words, and she encouraged him to get professional help as it turned out, Indiana. This is a couple of years ago had just hired a psychologist within the athletic department to deal with Justice issues monitors and so he athletes found her and started to to visit with her weekly and got the help you need it. It's Rachel Wall Street Journal reporter, Rachel Bachman. It is twenty minutes now in front of the hour. On this weekend. I can't believe that we're playing four.

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