Mental Health Discussions

  • Episode 49. How to Handle Times of Uncertainty with Jack Riggins

    Right now there is a ton of uncertainty and unrest in our world. In sports there is a lot of it as well. When will there be games? Will there be fans? Will I still have a job? What will I be paid? If I'm furloughed, will I be coming back? If I am, when am I coming back? The thoughts alone can paralyze you and it's difficult to maintain your mental health if you're constantly worrying about things you can't control. In this session we were joined by Retired Navy Seal Jack Riggins and we had a great discussion. He provided some awesome insight from his days in training and combat missions about how they dealt with uncertainty and adversity. These tips can be applied to all of our lives right now. Originally recorded June 16, 2020.

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  • Episode 44. How to Deal With Loss

    The Coronavirus has changed our way of life and put many of us in a tough spot personally, professionally and/or financially. We've also experienced more loss in the last few months than we have in a long time. Many people have lost their lives, a lot have lost their jobs and people have lost their ability to connect and be with others. In sports, we've been hit hard too, there have been lots of furloughs, many layoffs, and some teams have ceased operations. We've been through some of these things before, like the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, natural disasters like Katrina, and national emergencies and catastrophes like 09.11.01. What have we learned about our prior losses that can help us right now? This webinar is all about how we can best deal with loss and keep moving our lives in a positive direction. Originally recorded May 14, 2020.

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  • Episode 37. Our Anxiety during COVID-19 and How to Overcome It

    The world is anxious right now, this isn't unique to just sports. COVID-19 has taken over our communities and we're doing whatever we can to limit the spread and stay safe and healthy. That's led to entire countries and economies being put on hold. Sports is affected now and it will be in the future because we bring people together and right now, that doesn't look like a good idea. People who work in sports are scared, nervous, and anxious about the future. But what is REALLY causing that anxiety and how will we overcome it? That's the topic of this webinar. Enjoy the discussion with special guest, Integrative Psychiatrist, Dr. Andrew Pleener, M.D. Originally recorded April 15, 2020

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  • Episode 31. Protecting Your Mental Heath During Unprecedented Times

    There's no doubt about it, we're living in unprecedented times. Dealing with the fear of uncertainty is very real and causes stress and anxiety for many people. Especially those in sports business right now, who's daily lives have been flipped upside down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Games and live events have been canceled, and the industry is in flux about what the future looks like. Watch as Bob Hamer, Eric Kussin and former NHL hockey player Theo Fleury share tips on how you can stay mentally tough during this difficult time. Originally recorded on March 24, 2020.

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