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Hello sports readers!

Today I bring a reflection on mental health in sports.

Even growing in recent years, mainly due to the evolution of psychology in the field of sports, there are still many prejudices that create barriers to what this knowledge can add to professionals involved in this area.

The mental functioning that constitutes the representation of the individual as a whole has for a long time encountered resistances, and little understanding, restricted to the visualization of a part of the mental functioning, that is, the organic and biological functioning. It also adds to the preconceptions that mental health professionals only deal with "madness".

With the advent of the study of human behavior following the premises and discovery of cognitive theory, it still makes a half field between mind, brain and body, but there is much more that can be used from existing theories about individuals performing sports activity.

This goes beyond the pursuit of individual income, the way most directorates seek, and which are adjuvants to income, but the pursuit of individual mental health, and consequent social relations that converge in the common exercise of activity is a complement that adds in much the preparation of the professional players.

With an interpretation based on causal and consequence relations, which excludes the individual from the interpretive context, current of thought from Stoic philosophy, and which has been repaginated by many British and American philosophers, the interpretation of human functioning in sport is reduced to the superficial layer of the relationships that constitute the dynamics of both individual and collective functioning of a sports practice.

Reflections and analyzes tend to center on the events that determine the progress of a match, and to a certain extent are expected from professional reporters and analysts, as well as from the audience that accompanies them. What some authors portray as the logic of events.

The Psychology of Sports brought sports activities a complement that a thinking being is part of the context of the activity, and this was an advance, even though there are still a lot of prejudices around this theme.

Developed countries, in high-performance human and financial sports, invested in the area of ​​mental functioning, today the NBA, and the NFL invest in mental health.

What previously restricted the interpretation of the consequences of social relations, began to identify which individuals make up these relationships, and the mental health of these professionals.

And we must go further, social phenomena are a consequence of individual mental functioning, a collective game requires different minds to work together.

Personalities that will constitute the functioning of the relational social base, desires, identifications, ideals, and other psychic factors will constitute the thinking, feeling and acting of each individual. And that is decisive in the consequences that will be analyzed as a whole.

Players need to be understood, to shape their instincts, to be able to deal with the reality that they are inserted, so that as a consequence of individual mental health, the incomes are optimized.

In addition, the pressure that professional players suffer, whether of their colleagues, coach, club, family, fans, financiers, injuries, losses and everything else that the individual has to deal with in their reality will depend a lot on its construction and experiences that constitute its conscious and unconscious, and it is not uncommon some players to evolve with morbid pictures like the Depressive Disorder.

It's necessary for those who seek to understand the human mind, to go beyond the logic of events, guided by the sense and attitude of each being, in order to understand what moves each individual in shared ideals.

Thanks for reading!