Star athletes who have spoken out about their mental health struggles include Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka. Photos: AP, AFP, Reuters
Star athletes who have spoken out about their mental health struggles include Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka. Photos: AP, AFP, Reuters

Simone Biles wasn’t the first – before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Naomi Osaka, Michael Phelps and Serena Williams spoke up about mental health in sports

  • Olympic champion Simone Biles withdrew from the final individual all-around competition at Tokyo on July 28, supported by fellow gymnasts like Aly Raisman
  • Ronda Rousey opened up on Ellen about her suicidal thoughts following her UFC 207 defeat against Amanda Nunes – and she’s not the only athlete who’s struggled

Star athletes who have spoken out about their mental health struggles include Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka. Photos: AP, AFP, Reuters
Star athletes who have spoken out about their mental health struggles include Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka. Photos: AP, AFP, Reuters
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