Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cracking under pressure

Worldly success does not remove the vulnerability to mental health problems. Indeed, the successful are often more prone for two reasons. First, the same mental make up (singlemindedness, creativity, sensitivity,..) that can contribute to success can also make one more vulnerable. Second, success usually leads to pressure for more and greater success.

Sports stars are particularly vunerable. There is a good article Ignorance to mental illness not bliss about mental health issues amongst professional footballers. I thank my son for bringing it to my attention.

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