Rachel Bachman, Indiana University, Wall Street Journal discussed on The Income Show
College sports newest need psychologists are you referenced Southern Cal having one on staff or twenty years, which made me think. Okay. You've got one on staff. Does that mean that there are accessible helpful beneficial? Yeah. Yeah. I think that's 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 did something interesting just recently. They added another office for their department of psychology within the athletic department that was close to the trainers office athletic trainers office, re 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. They could 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 the 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. 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 is 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 on life and started to feel suicidal thoughts. And so he he initially confided in his girlfriend as you said via 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 just these issues mung others. And so he just athletes found her and started to to visit with her weekly. And you know, got the help he needed. Rachel Wall Street Journal reporter, Rachel Bachman. It is twenty minutes now in front of the hour on this weekend..