Los Angeles Rams help California student-athletes dealing with the stress of being sidelined during COVID-19

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The National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams recently held a virtual Mental Health Forum for California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) high school student-athletes. The virtual session explored the rising levels of anxiety, stress and depression that might be experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the hiatus of team sports and temporary isolation has impacted high school student-athletes and coaches across the state of California.

The webinar featured a panel discussion with the team’s Sports Psychologist Dr. Carrie Hastings, Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance Reggie Scott, as well former NFL player, author and humanitarian Sam Acho. The session was moderated by the Rams’ Director of Social Justice and Football Development Johnathan Franklin.

The virtual Mental Health Forum for CIF high school student-athletes can be watched below.

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