A Pandemic Playbook: Mental Wellness for Student Athletes

Canceled games. Disrupted seasons. And a season of uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many young athletes wondering when they will ever play again competitively. As student-athletes wrestle with so much change, maintaining their mental wellness is critical. Joel Brenner, MD, Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist at CHKD, discusses at this pre-recorded virtual forum, to help understand the physical and emotional challenges athletes face today, and to recognize mental health symptoms that indicate an athlete needs help.


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Joel Brenner, MD

Joel Brenner, MD

Sports Medicine

Dr. Brenner is the medical director of CHKD's sports medicine program and the director of CHKD's sports concussion, dance medicine and running programs. Dr. Brenner attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo and completed his pediatric ...