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New book sheds light on destigmatizing mental health in athletes

Author Wendy Tamis Robbins shares her mental health journey as a former college athlete in "The Box: An Invitation to Freedom From Anxiety." #newdaynw

Nobody really questions when an athlete takes time to recover from physical injuries. On the other hand, there is oftentimes less understanding and tolerance when athletes take a break for their mental health.

Author Wendy Tamis Robbins was a college athlete who struggled with anxiety and is sharing her journey with the world in her newest book. "The Box: An Invitation to Freedom From Anxiety" chronicles her decades-long struggle and path to finding freedom. She joins New Day NW to talk about the pressure to be perfect, Simone Biles' decision to drop from the team finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the stigma surrounding mental health.

Segment Producer Rebecca Perry. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.com. Contact New Day.