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This year’s US Open will provide Competitors with Mental Health Assistance

There will be Mental Health services available during this year’s US Open, according to a statement released by US Open officials on Tuesday.

The Mount Sinai Health System’s sports medical experts will be joined by Mental Health professionals during this year’s US Open in New York, which begins next week. “Quiet rooms” and counseling will be available to players during the event, according to US Open authorities.When asked about the choice to give care to competitors, Stacey Allaster, chief executive officer and event director of the US Open, stated the “new reality” of the Covid-19 epidemic impacted the tournament’s decision to do so.

According to a statement from Allaster, “the subject of Mental Health awareness has been brought to the forefront during the course of the worldwide epidemic,”Naomi Osaka is one of the most outspoken athletes when it comes to mental illness. Her Mental Health issues led her to withdraw from this year’s French Open earlier this summer. As part of her commitment to protecting her, she had already said that she would not be participating in any press conferences throughout the tournament.

“There are moments when individuals that I don’t know that well ask me really, very sensitive things,” she told a reporter at the Western & Southern Open. Osaka broke down in tears when questioned about the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti, where her father is from, earlier this month.Gold medalist Simone Biles withdrew from several Tokyo 2020 Olympic contests in order to “focus on [her] Mental Health” in the last month.

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