WATCH: Simone Biles’ Mental Health & Olympic Withdrawal
Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Aaron Weiner provides his take on Simone Bile’s withdrawal from the women’s gymnastics Olympic team final. “I have to focus on my mental health,” says 24-year-old gymnast. “I just think mental health is more prevalent in sports right now. We have to protect our minds and our bodies and not just go out and do what the world wants us to do.” By putting herself first in the high-pressure Olympic Games, Biles’ courageous decision paves the way towards dispelling stigmas around mental health in sports.