Mental health education is ongoing process for NFL, players
"There's so much negative connotation still attached to mental health," Dawkins said recently on the AP Pro Football Podcast. The league and the NFLPA agreed in May 2019 to increase mental health resources available to players and club staff. They must maintain confidentiality in all mental health treatment records, and create a mental health emergency action plan for the team, among other responsibilities. ... We’re seeing a much more seamless integration of mental health, really understanding that if we prioritize our mental health, then that’s going to contribute to better performance both on the field and off the field.”NiiLampti also emphasized the difference between mental health and mental illness. “Historically, people equate mental health and mental illness as meaning the same thing.wftv.com
Tip-over TVs and furniture have killed 450 children since 2000
That's because every 43 minutes, on average, a child is treated in an emergency-room visit due to falling televisions or furniture. Between 2000 and 2019, 451 children under 17 were killed by furniture and TVs tipping over and crushing them, according to a recently released report by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Alarmed by the noise, Dawkins and his wife ran to their daughter's room to find her under the toppled furniture. From 2017 through 2019, an average of more than 11,000 children per year were treated in hospital ERs for injuries related to tip-over incidents, according to CPSC. To protect children from a tip-over incident, CPSC urges parents and caregivers to follow simple safety steps:cbsnews.com
Spagnuolo defense perfect complement to elite Chiefs offense
FILE - Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo addresses the media during a news conference at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., in this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo. “That game," Brady said Monday, “is one of my least favorite football memories.”He hopes he can reflect on Sunday with a bit more joy. Brady will once again lead his offense against Spagnuolo's defense, only this time it will be his Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing the defending champion Chiefs in the Super Bowl. It also will be a rematch of a game earlier this season, when once more Spagnuolo kept Brady off balance as Kansas City coasted to a 27-24 victory in Tampa Bay. All traits that Mathieu shares with the entire Chiefs defense.
Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams helps players through podcast
After shutting down receivers during his Hall of Fame career, Williams is helping open doors for fellow NFL alums. Williams, the former Cardinals, and Rams defensive back hosts the NFL Legends podcast, a platform for former players to share their stories, encourage each other and learn about programs available to them. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)After shutting down receivers during his Hall of Fame career, Aeneas Williams is helping open doors for NFL players. Williams, the former Cardinals and Rams defensive back, hosts the NFL Legends podcast, a platform for former players to share their stories, encourage each other and learn about programs and benefits available to them. “But more importantly, I believe it’s a great outlet for guys that are not Hall of Fame guys to have that opportunity to talk to Aeneas.