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Concussions in Youth Sports Virtual Classroom

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The NFB, in partnership with Ryerson University, presents a Virtual Classroom about sports, concussions and the pressure to play through head injuries even though mental health issues typically ensue. Mental slowing, depression, substance abuse, mood disorders… they can all show up later, causing devastating long-term effects. When coaches, medics and fans all support the culture of powering through, it’s high school athletes who are losing out—sometimes for life. We take a look at the consequences of concussions, particularly on mental health, and question the pressure to keep playing no matter what the cost.

2016, 46 min 39 s