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Mental health is a vast theme that constitutes of emotional, psychological,
and social well-being, influencing cognition, perception,
and behaviour. Throughout the history of mankind, the concept has been
shunned and disparaged, with the world rendering the disability as fictitious.
Fortunately for future generations, the dawn of the 21st century has brought a
ray of sunshine onto the disability. With the arrival of digitalization and
technology, there has been an enhanced emphasis placed on mental health, mental
well-being and the distress of the people that suffer from it.

Sports has long been an escape from the harsh realities of the world we live
in. It provides an occasion for men and women worldwide to indulge and immerse
themselves in sporting activity altogether, enabling them to shift their
focus away from their hurdles.

For my project, I opted to speak on the topic of mental health, as I have
directly witnessed the first-hand repercussions of the gravity that the
disability imposes upon those that suffer from it. I have elected to converse
with master’s students specializing in sports journalism to give an
expert opinion on the prevalent issue. Their thoughts have given some
exceptional insight and advice into how sports can help transcend people into
becoming productive versions of themselves.

 

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