Monthly Archives: June 2015

Females, Sports, and Mental Health

Recently I wrote two essays about sports and mental health using American Pharoah’s spectacular Triple Crown victory as a victory. What about girls and women and sports and psychological well-being? If anyone has been following the Women’s World Cup, how exciting it was to see the U.S. oust Colombia and reach the quarterfinals! The U.S. […]
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American Pharoah and Mental Health: Part II

A June 15, 2015 Sports Illustrated article ends with the following: Twenty minutes after the race, Belmont remained nearly full, spectators in thrall. “Look at that,” said former New York jockey Richard Migliore, witness to every past failure. “People still standing. Look at them.” This appeared in the Sports Illustrated issue I just received today […]
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American Pharoah and Mental Health

What does American Pharoah’s spectacular Triple Crown win yesterday, the first since Affirmed won the coveted triad in 1978 have to do with mental health (or even if American Pharoah had lost)? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/06/american-pharoah-triple-crown_n_7526870.html?flv=1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/sports/american-pharoah-wins-belmont-stakes-and-triple-crown.html?_r=0# Research reveals that playing and watching sports has an impact on mental health. Here’s some background: Football can have a major […]
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My Three Faces

From the Verdi’s celebration on April 24, 2015. Psychology With several NYSPA members Law With the Deputy Mayor of the Village of Hempstead and several lawyers (most from the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association) With 10 LIHBA members Social Work With several social workers of the National Association of the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social […]
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