Running Mental Health Stigma Off the Field


What social and scientific advances could help elite athletes with mental illnesses?

In this Mental Health Minute, Jay Ruderman, JD, discusses the importance of better mental health epidemiology, robust data on preexisting symptoms and disorders, pharmacological advances, and making mental health treatments accessible to athletes.

Mr Ruderman is the president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and a trustee. As a lawyer and a philanthropist, he is an advocate for individuals with disabilities.

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