Our host NiEtta Reynolds and co-host Kimberly Alexsander discuss athletes’ mental health on and off the field and how their careers are on hold in the pandemic with special guest Dr. Trillion Small, Mental Health Performance Coach for the Dallas Jackals Professional Rugby team. Missing out on the sports’ social and emotional aspects can seriously compromise their self-esteem mental health. Mental health affects a person’s life in all capacities, so shedding light on the athletic community can help a loved one. In this month’s podcast episode, we would like to discuss the physical and psychological effects of the pandemic on athletes, the stigma around mental health in sports, and what can be done to foster a culture of openness and care for athletes.