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Mental health among athletes spotlighted in tumultuous 2021

Dec. 22, 2021 09:57 AM EST

Simone Biles understands now that she was struggling long before she arrived at the Tokyo Olympics, where the unofficial face of the Games and one of the greatest gymnasts of all time was unable to force a smile and push her way through on the world's biggest stage. Biles had...

Schools use therapy-based programs for 'overwhelmed' kids

Dec. 20, 2021 14:40 PM EST

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — On a windy December morning in rural southwest Michigan, an American flag flapped at half-staff outside Paw Paw Early Elementary School. A social worker with a miniature therapy dog named Trixie offered comfort at the entry doors. Children wearing face masks...

Mental health education is ongoing process for NFL, players

Dec. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EST

Since his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Brian Dawkins has worked hard to break the stigma surrounding mental health. The NFL and many players are also doing their part to tackle the issue. Dawkins, a nine-time Pro Bowl safety and four-time All-Pro...

NBA All-Star Kevin Love honored for mental health advocacy

Dec. 02, 2021 09:55 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Love knows the euphoria of sinking a three-pointer just before the buzzer. But the five-time NBA All-Star has had plenty of lows to offset those highs. “There are days when I don’t want to get out of bed. That’s just the truth,” the Cleveland...

Indiana man who died at 19 lives on through his music

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — On a breezy Monday, Ed Schwartzman plops a bag next to him at the center table of his Bloomington restaurant. It doesn’t look like much: laminated photo collages, loose papers, weathered pictures of mid-90s youth soccer teams — all featuring the same smiling boy...

Titans receiver A.J. Brown shares battle with depression

Nov. 18, 2021 19:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown seemed to have everything going his way in 2020, having his best season yet in the NFL on the way to earning his first Pro Bowl honor. Behind his big smile, Brown said Thursday he was battling so hard...

Dr. Aaron Beck, father of cognitive therapy, dies at 100

Nov. 01, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dr. Aaron T. Beck, a groundbreaking psychotherapist regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, died Monday at his Philadelphia home. He had turned 100 in July. Beck's work revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 01, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

De Moines Register. Oct. 30, 2021. Editorial: Confronted by state inaction, voters can help Polk County invest in conservation and recreation Polk County’s plan to build on a successful borrowing program for conservation and recreation would...