Understanding mental health while living in the spotlight

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Simone Biles, of the United States, watches gymnasts perform at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. Biles says she wasn’t in right ‘headspace’ to compete and withdrew from gymnastics team final to protect herself. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Dr. Stewart Shankman, chief psychologist at Northwestern Medicine, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the women’s team gymnastics final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics may help shine a light on people living with mental health issues.

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