Make Mental Health a Priority, Olympian Michael Phelps Urges

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​LAS VEGAS — “The hardest thing to understand is you can’t just put your mental health on a timeout,” said world champion swimmer Michael Phelps.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time and an outspoken advocate for mental wellness, Phelps talked about his own struggles during a conversation with SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, at the Sept. 10 general session of the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2021.

Phelps, who bec

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