Tag Archive | Football

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Teen #Football Star #BryceGowdy Faced Struggles Before His #Suicide, Family Says

By BROOKE BAITINGER,  The mother of Bryce Gowdy, one of Deerfield Beach High’s star football players, grieved the loss of her son in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday. Bryce Gowdy, a #teen football star about to go off to Georgia Tech on a full ride, had no place to go with his family and checked […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – The NFL’s Latest Approaches To #MentalHealth

By JENNY VRENTAS One of the first questions asked was a simple but important one: Where do you put the office of your team’s mental health clinician? In a conference room with about 100 medical professionals and NFL team employees, one club shared its answer: On the first floor of team headquarters, near the locker room and […]

Family of WSU QB Raises Suicide Awareness in Seattle

Saturday would have been WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s 22nd birthday. His mom and brother are traveling across Washington, thanking people who supported them after they lost Tyler and raising awareness about suicide prevention. https://www.king5.com/video/news/local/family-of-wsu-qb-raises-suicide-awareness-in-seattle/281-8140071 Author: Natalie Swaby Published: 9:23 PM PDT May 24, 2018 Updated: 11:27 PM PDT May 24, 2018 For Kym and Kelly Hilinski, Ozzie’s in […]

The Athletes Playbook Presents: A Look at Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson and I have been friends and colleagues for a very long time. We were both student-athletes together back on the campus of Washington State University. He and football and me in basketball and we struck up a friendship even back then with common values and a shared vision of how student-athletes can be […]

The Athletes Playbook – Messages from Former Professional Athletes

One of the things that The Athletes Playbook will do on a continual basis, is to put positive messages out there to our young student athletes, from former professional athletes, about what it’s like to be a student athlete, staying positive, working hard to reach your goals,, and, excelling in school as well. Take a […]

Introducing The Athletes Playbook

Here I am with Shaquille O’Neal at an NBA function. Shaq is a great example of “life after the game” for the retired athletes. It’s great to see. I’ll be working with quite a few former professional athletes with something new that I’m getting underway. The Athletes Playbook http://www.athletesplaybook.com/ (Launching the summer of 2017!) We’ll be […]


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