Tara Brousseau Snider

Executive Director
Sara Riel Inc.

Sports Fans
and Mental Health: Benefits & Coping Mechanisms

Sports fandom can have a positive effect on mental health, but excessive fandom or toxic fan behavior can have a detrimental effect. Tara Brousseau Snider the Executive Director at Sara Riel Inc. discusses the correlation between sports fandom and mental health, how to deal with the emotional impact of team wins and losses, and coping mechanisms for fans who experience anxiety or depression related to their fandom.

Sports fandom has a positive effect on mental health

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