14: Stefanos Tsitsipas on Tennis Culture, Pressure, and Mental Health

Welcome to Episode 14 of The Madhappy Podcast.  This week we are happy to welcome world-renowned tennis player, Stefanos Tsitsipas onto the show to learn more about the evolution of his career and how he has come to understand the importance of recognizing and speaking about his mental health.  We kick off the episode as Stefanos shares the impacts the pandemic had on his mental health (2:17), before going back to learn more about Stefanos’s entrance into the tennis world and why he ultimately decided to invest all of his time into the sport with the goal to succeed on a global level (7:10).   Stefanos sheds light on why mental health is often under-discussed in the sports world (9:45) and why he thinks it is necessary to talk about the expectations, pressures, doubts that come with being a professional athlete (16:01). We learn how Stefanos uses purpose to find self-motivation to work towards his goals (22:06) and why he often stays away from social media to protect his mental health (25:00), before wrapping up as Stefanos shares his main goal is to use his game and successes have a positive impact on other people's lives throughout his tennis career and life (33:39). We talk about some serious topics on this show. We are not professionals and are not giving advice. If you or someone you know needs help, please text start to 741741 and for additional resources please visit LocalOptimist.com/Get-Help The Madhappy Podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com

by The Madhappy Podcast