None of us are beyond having a mental health struggle.
Simone Biles departed from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on July 27th to protect her mental health. A phenomenon called the “twisties” was preventing her body and mind from syncing properly as she performed precise and dangerous maneuvers. Biles stated to critics: “For anyone saying I quit, I didn’t quit. My mind and body are simply not in sync… I don’t think you realize how dangerous this is on hard/competition surface.”
“I have to put my pride aside. I have to do what’s right for me and focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being. That’s why I decided to take a step back.”
Here are 5 things HR leaders can take away from Simone Biles putting her mental health first.