Segment 1: A new study showed that competitive athletes have a significantly higher risk of mental health issues compared to non-athletes.
Segment 2: Researchers from the University of Toronto studied data from over 13,000 athletes and found that 37% reported symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Segment 3: The study also found that athletes who identified as non-binary or gender non-conforming faced even higher rates of mental health issues.
Segment 4: The pressure to perform, injuries, and social isolation were identified as key factors contributing to the mental health challenges faced by athletes.
Segment 5: The findings emphasize the need for better mental health support and resources for athletes to help them cope with the unique challenges they face.