Mental health challenges, particularly the areas around trauma, loss, grief, and depression are a part of life for many mountain athletes.
Steve House begins this much-needed discussion with Sky Yardeni, the therapeutic director of the Climbing Grief Fund. The two share their personal experiences and Sky shares insights from his extensive professional background in working as a psycho-therapist as well as his time in, and after, combat as Special Forces solider.
This is the first of a multi-part series addressing our shared mental health challenges head-on as well as strategies to help us navigate as individuals and as a community. Today’s episode sets the stage for the topic and explores resilience. Specifically the how to nurture and prepare your personal reservoir of resilience for the times you need it most.
“The measure of mental health is flexibility. The essence of illness is the freezing of behavior into unalterable and insatiable patterns.”