Scots Take Season 2 Ep. 2: The mental pressures of sports

While physical injuries have been the predominant reason athletes have missed games, many professional athletes have taken leaves of absence from their sport, citing their mental health as their reason for taking a break. This has caused controversy, as while many have supported athletes for taking care of their mental needs, others have criticized these players, calling them weak and pathetic.

In this episode of Scots Take, host Izaan Masud explores famous instances of athletes taking time away from their sport and the backlash they received from fans and the media.

During the second half of the episode, Masud brings on hosts Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire from the podcast “Complex Mindz” to discuss student athletes’ mental health, and the pressures that all athletes face.

Music Used:

“Through The Streets”-KDAGOAT

“two sides”-pretty acoustc