During these challenging times, we are all faced with many unknowns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our lives and our health. Our mission at the Football Players Health Study has always been to support the health and wellbeing of former NFL players and their families. We feel this mission as strongly as ever and would like to offer suggestions for supporting your own health.
SUPPORTING YOUR HEALTH
Maintain your mental and emotional health.
If you need support, call the NFL Life Line at 1-800-506-0078. The NFL Life Line is a confidential 24/7 resource available to former players, active players, family members, coaches, and anyone who might need it. Call to speak with a trained counselor who can offer emotional and mental health support, as well as resources.
Take this time to reconnect with friends, family members, or even your college roommate. Use a video conferencing app or make a good old-fashioned phone call to catch up and check in. Staying emotionally connected to others even when you’re physically apart is as important as ever.
If you have a little extra time on your hands, you can read about our research or complete a survey for the Football Players Health Study.
Pick up a book or find a crossword puzzle online to keep your brain sharp and learn something new.
If you'd like to complete a survey now, you are eligible for the First Health and Wellness Questionnaire (Q1).
We will continue to share health and wellness tips via Twitter. While these are not intended as medical treatment or advice, we hope that they will be a source of support for you and your loved ones during this time. Please continue to stay in touch on all our social media channels, which include Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Be well, and thank you for safeguarding your health and the health of your community,
The Football Players Health Study Team
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