As players grow up and train in this sport, they’re often told to ‘suck it up’ and ‘push through’ when they encounter challenges, which can make it difficult to be open about psychological pain.”
On Friday, March 3rd, 2023, Bend Dxnt Break will host a Young Athletes Mental Health Summit at Hope Church – 8500 Walnut Grove Rd, Cordova, TN 38018. Doors open at 5 pm and Summit begins at 6 pm. www.HOPECHURCHMEMPHIS.COM/BXB
The Bend Dxnt Break Mental Health Summit Features NFL PLAYERS: Adam “PACMAN” Jones, Chris “CJ2K” Johnson, Lendale White, along with Keynote speaker C.L. “SHEP” Shepard. The goal of the Summit is to champion the importance of mental wellness and demystify counseling and mental health treatment for young people and adults alike.
Dr. Nyaka NiiLampti, NFL Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services, recently said, “I have a player, he’ll say things like you work with a strength and conditioning coach, do the same thing with a nutritionist, why not take that approach with your mind,” NiiLampti said. “If you can work with someone who specializes in how to optimize your performance from a mental side, why would you not do that? You end up with a better player on the field and you end up with a better person.”
According to Dwight Hollier, a licensed professional counselor, and former NFL player, “Given that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults are dealing with anxiety, depression, or another mental health condition, it’s not surprising that many household names — including celebrated athletes in The National Football League (NFL) — have struggled with their own psychological issues, too. What’s more, pro football’s ultra-masculine culture is a breeding ground for negative attitudes about mental health problems. As players grow up and train in this sport, they’re often told to ‘suck it up’ and ‘push through’ when they encounter challenges, which can make it difficult to be open about psychological pain.”
The Bend Dxnt Break Mental Health Summit Highlights: mental health services available in the foyer, Keynote speaker presentations, NFL panel discussion, break out sessions for young men, and a specific session for young ladies. Whitney Trotter RN, RD, RYT and soon to be NP, will be covering eating disorders and healthy relationships with food. She will also facilitate a Q&A session afterward. Food trucks, concessions, live music, and more. Although the summit has a football theme, you don’t have to be a football fanatic to attend. There will be informative mental health content which will prove to be relevant to us all.
Saturday March 4th will feature a City Wide 7 vs 7 Flag Football Tournament on the Hope Church Athletic Fields. For more info on this tournament click here BXB 7 on 7 Tournament Tickets on EventBrite.
Proceeds will benefit the Bend Dxnt Break Foundation and Hope Church Memphis
Don’t give up, Don’t give in, there’s Hope!
Tickets start at just $10.00 and are available at www.HOPECHURCHMEMPHIS.COM/BXB
TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR