HBO Max’s ‘Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel’ | How Young Athletes Were Negatively Affected Without Sports This Year

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HBO Max’s ‘Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel’ is diving into a tough subject and one that needs to be discussed! Over the last year with the COVID-19 pandemic taking place, it locked everyone inside, including young men and women who should have been outdoors exercising and socializing.

Unfortunately, for many of these young people, they turned to other things while being locked inside, including alcohol. Hear the story from one mother, whose son fell into depression while being indoors and drank every drop of alcohol in their home!

“Research shows that after sports shut down, depression among young athletes shot up nearly 40% from pre-pandemic levels. Real Sports investigates this mental health crisis and its effects on young athletes. Don’t miss an all-new episode of Real Sports Apr 20 on HBO Max. #HBO​ #RealSports”

HBO Max’s ‘Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel’ | How Young Athletes Were Negatively Affected Without Sports This Year

Research has shown that when sports shut down, depression among young athletes not up nearly 40%! Now, Real Sports will be investigating this mental health crisis and the effects it had on young athletes! You can watch the all-new episode this month on April 20th.

This seemingly has been something that was never thought about, or just didn’t make it into the news cycle! The negative impact of locking away our youth indoors for a year, and taking away one of the most healthy forms of release in sports.

Having been an athlete my entire schooling, I can deeply understand the frustration and anger that many of these young athletes experienced.

What do you think? Was your family affected by the lack of youth sports this last year? Let us know in the comments below.

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