Psychology Today Blog: Simone Biles Takes the Gold for Mental Health Awareness

Written by Urban Balance Founder, Joyce Marter, LCPC

When four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympic team finals in Tokyo on Tuesday, July 27, at first, it was reported as a “medical issue,” but a day later, it was deemed a “mental health issue.” She said in a recent Instagram post that her “mind and body are simply not in sync” since arriving in Tokyo for the Olympic games. That announcement came after she completed a vault where she seemed to get lost in the air, known as the “twisties.”

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