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Mental health: should we be worried about our 18-30 year olds?


INQUIRY - The distress displayed by star gymnast Simone Biles at the Tokyo Games speaks volumes. Today, psychological suffering asserts itself and, with it, the right to get better. Especially among 18-30 year olds, hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

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From Tokyo, 24-year-old Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history, was supposed to bring home an armful of gold medals.

On the contrary, she withdrew from most of the events, explaining that she was psychologically not able to compete.

She, whose body crystallized the attention of the whole world, privileged her psyche.

And forcing sports authorities to face the consequences of a system that is too heavy for them to bear.

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A few months earlier, at Roland Garros, the Japanese Naomi Osaka, 23, world number 2, forfeited to avoid the mandatory post-match press conferences.

She explains herself, confides to the planet her recent depressive episodes and her social anxiety and underlines, in passing, that it is perhaps time to review the rules to spare the athletes.

All over the world, voices are being raised to praise the courage of Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles.

Assume its fragility,

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