Advocacy

Many of the challenges facing professional athletes today, such as depression, addiction, and chronic pain are struggles shared by millions of people around the world. Athletes for CARE is dedicated to raising awareness about these important issues and providing supportive solutions that lead to a better quality of life.
While the sports market is growing every year, the skyrocketing industry is leaving a trail of walking wounded in its wake. Athletes who have dedicated their lives and their bodies to entertain us and build an industry are left with serious challenges and are suddenly alone.
 
Types of Issues:
Chronic Pain
Loss of Identity
Postromantic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety
Depression
Career Crisis
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Financial Vulnerability
Exploitation Vulnerability

Athletes for CARE is united as one powerful voice to advocate for and develop strategies that improve overall health and safety for athletes of all ages. Advocacy goals includes:

Increase awareness and access to alternative medicine/therapy
Extend health care coverage
Improve athlete safety
Reduce opioid dependency
Expand mental health support
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