caring for youth athletes, their mental health

Today, I’m excited to bring back a feature from before the COVID-19 pandemic called Healthy Actions.

In the monthly series, which started in 2018, I pick topics of wide interest to educate readers who might not otherwise have access to our area health experts.

The series continued in 2019 and a bit of 2020 before the pandemic took over my time.

New this time, we will usually have a Now You Know Akron podcast available so you can hear the interview. Look for occasional videos accompanying the columns on BeaconJournal.com as well.

Today’s topic is about youth and sports with Akron Children’s Hospital’s new sports psychologist, Allyson Weldon. Weldon grew up in Parma and played soccer in high school and at Ursuline College. She then got her PhD at the University of Houston and came back to Northeast Ohio for her internship and her job.

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