Simone Biles, the Olympics, and Mental Health

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Mental Health is on the rise and impacts everyone differently. This past week, Simone Biles, the world’s most decorated gold-medal-gymnast prioritized her mental health withdrawing from Olympic events, affirming her mind and body weren’t in sync. Simone’s brave actions were both applauded and hastily judged by those who have never dealt with mental health issues. Who are we to judge? Simone made the right decision for her well-being. As a society, we must remove the stigma of mental health, and demand that additional funding be provided by our State and Federal Government to help alleviate our overburdened mental health system.