Next Play Episode 10 | Brandon Sneed Industry Journalist for The Bleacher Report and Author on Athlete Mental Health

Today’s guest is Brandon Sneed, well regarded industry journalist for The Bleacher Report and author of Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World’s Greatest Athletes.

Brandon is also a resident of Greenville, NC. That’s right, all roads truly do go through Greenville, NC. I have gotten to know Brandon over the past few months and am eager to share a wonderful discussion on a very critical and relevant topic to all athletes-mental health. Let’s hop in.

What’s Covered:

  • [02:30] Brandon’s experiences as a collegiate baseball player
  • [04:45] Brandon’s mental health diagnosis
  • [06:00] How Brandon got into journalism
  • [07:35] Discussion of Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World’s Greatest Athletes
  • [12:00] Normalizing the topic of mental health
  • [15:45] Opportunities for college athletics to address student-athlete mental health challenges
  • [30:30] The role of virtual reality/technology in college athletics
  • [35:00] Changing the perception of mental health challenges

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