Month: October 2016

First Results – Mental Health

In November 2009 the devastating news about the suicide of former national team goalkeeper Robert Enke shocked the world. Enke had been suffering from depression for years, but had kept it a secret from the public and his team. Following this tragedy the topic of mental health in elite sport received increased attention in the media and it was speculated that the distinct features of a professional sports career may constitute a risk factor. But are these speculations warranted?