Benching Sports Linked to Student Depression

Benching Sports Linked to Student Depression

It’s another measure of just what the school shutdowns because of the coronavirus means for kids.

A new UW-Madison study shows that canceling high school sports led to a spike in depression among student athletes. Young women suffered more than young men, and the study says depression rates were highest among athletes in team sports. Most schools canceled high school sports last spring and this fall because of coronavirus fears. Researchers said they never found a spike in coronavirus cases linked to high school sports.

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