Bergen agency pushes psychological well being providers for girls athletes

Bergen agency pushes psychological well being providers for girls athletes

All of it kicked off with cellphone name earlier than the beginning of the season final 12 months.

The Metropolitan Riveters had been a 12 months faraway from their 2021 professional ladies’s ice hockey season contained in the COVID pandemic bubble, and athletes’ psychological well being was high of thoughts. For Madison Packer, the staff’s captain, the difficulty was deeply private, after dropping family members to suicide and substance abuse. In hopes of discovering sources for her staff, she reached out to her common supervisor on the time, who additionally was her spouse, Anya.

Packer recollects saying: “That is one thing that is getting nearer and nearer to dwelling. I actually suppose it is essential for us to have sources as athletes — not solely to be higher athletes, however to be higher individuals.”

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