Recent studies have indicated that suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for college athletes and 25% of college athletes show signs of depressive symptoms. Experts believe that young athletes face more stress now with performance and parental pressure, social media, and more players thinking they can go pro. If this risky behavior is not addressed with the athlete as far back as high school, or even before this, it is carried over to the professional arena.
Not addressing the mental pressures young athletes put on themselves early will lead to athletes making bad decisions on the use of medications. Professional athletes struggling with drug problems and depression can usually have its origin traced back to when that athlete first became serious about the sport and the desire to be the best.
If you are a high school, college or professional athlete that needs to talk about any medication related issues, schedule an appointment today at www.ejsportspharmacy.com.