Baylor was recently featured in the Baylor Lariat about The importance of Mental Health for College Athletes and how cans can better interact with the student athletes.
Below’s an excerpt from the interview
Barbee said one of the biggest issues is student-athletes trying to live up to the expectations placed upon them as well as those they set for themselves.
“When you’re in it, you’re just trying to play the role and trying to play the image, trying to be the superstar, all the things you think society wants you to be,” Barbee said. “Which from a mental health standpoint, is the absolute worst thing that you can do.
“Society’s telling me I need to be great, and deep down, I’m still like an 18-year-old kid who has no idea what is going on in the world or what I want to be or what I want to do, and I’m struggling, and so that battle, it was a tough battle.”