It’s me... I’m the “happiest person”
Don’t tear your athletes down and say it’s to make them mentally tough. The world is going to do enough tearing them down, be the one who can pick them and teach them to fight back. Choose to build your athlete up, don’t abuse your privilege to make a difference in a kid’s life.
This toxic environment can leave some athletes feeling weak, defeated, and hopeless. It’s difficult to imagine an athlete to struggle with their mental health because they are trained to not show weakness and just shake it off. Unfortunately, you can’t just shake off mental illness and this leaves many athletes to suffer in silence.