Triathlon & Happiness | The Relationship Between Sport & Mental Health

Published on June 2nd 2019


Mental health illnesses are just as real as a broken bones, yet we still find them so hard to talk about. This needs to change and we want to help open the discussion further in the world of triathlon, with help from professional athlete Sarah True and TV star turned triathlete Matt Pritchard. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: Thanks to Sarah True, Matt Pritchard and Dr Simon Marshall for their contributions to this video. We found two triathletes who were happy to share their very different yet difficult personal experiences of dealing with the negative side of mental health: We have Sarah True, a professional athlete and two time Olympian who didn’t cope with the pressure of competing at this level which then lead her into a downward spiral of depression. As well as Matt Pritchard, formerly a star of the UK TV show Dirty Sanchez who struggled with drugs, alcohol addiction and depression and turned to triathlon to help deal with his issues. To find out how to address these issues and develop coping strategies we need the help of sport and exercise psychologist Dr Simon Marshall. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Submit your content here: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 Swimming Hacks Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: A Song of Lament - David Celeste An Elevated State of Mind - Imprismed Lens Flare 3 - Peter Sandberg Retrouvailles - Ooyy The Essence Of Beauty - Peter Sandberg The Frog's Ritual - Felix Johansson Carne The Longest Rest - Alan Ellis Untruth - Felix Johansson Carne Voicemail - Felix Johansson Carne Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images Maps: © 2019 Microsoft Corporation, Earthstar Geographics SIO