Fandom runs deep, and while we often place our favorite athletes on pedestals, at the end of the day they’re human just like the rest of us. Their bodies need to be in stellar shape to play, and that includes their mental health and well-being.
Reigning WNBA champions Chicago Sky launched “The Net,” a network of mental health support in sport, to make mental health a priority for athletes. This variety of resources was unveiled at the Chicago Sky’s home game on Aug. 7.
A series of videos starring Sky Sports psychologist Patrice Whitfield and Sky players Azurá Stevens, Rebekah Gardner and Ruthy Hebard highlight the importance of mental health, and players share their own ways they destress when they’re off the court.