“It made me feel less alone” — Naomi Osaka on dumping mental health struggles in public

Naomi Osaka is a player who has revolutionized the world of tennis in a big way. By expressing her opinion about the sensitivity around mental health in tennis, she made people realize how common it is for top players to face such issues.

She recently spoke about her partnership with Modern Health to promote and educate people. The target population is the younger generation and an unrepresented section of the masses.


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Naomi Osaka Collaborates with Modern Health to Promote Inclusion

The Japanese player withdrew from the French Open in 2021. This was a huge step towards her advocacy of acknowledgment of mental issues. From that point on, the player was vocal about her mental health intake. I recently partnered with Modern Health to make mental health a more inclusive topic.

March 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Naomi Osaka (Japan) reacts after match point against Angelique Kerber (Gear) (not pictured) in the women’s second-round singles match at the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The former world does not. 1 said, “My hope is that by working together we can help others join the conversation. Often people want professional help and don’t know how to find it.”

Osaka’s struggle with mental health

According to the Japanese star, talking about mental health has finally opened up a way to acknowledge other people’s struggles as well. Osaka said, “Growing up, I kept quiet about my feelings when I felt anxious or when I wasn’t anxious. The influx of others about their struggles made me feel less alone.

was the treatment ‘A scary first step’ for the player. However, she did feel better after she had regular sessions with her therapist and this helped her relax. She said , “I also try to be more reflective every day.”

How did you help others?


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The Japanese player talked about her improvement and said: “This year, I’m definitely in a different state…” She expressed her gratitude for the love and support she receives and how it has helped others as well. Osaka said, “A lot of people have communicated with me secretly and openly. I was able to help someone else.”

March 8, 2022; Indian Wells, California, USA; Naomi Osaka (Japan) takes a look during the Eisenhower Cup, a charitable event using the Tie Break Tens format at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Naomi Osaka has been dealing with an Achilles issue that hampered her performance at the 2022 French Open. She recently withdrew from the WTA event in Berlin.


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Furthermore, she also expressed doubt about her participation in Wimbledon due to the WTA and ATP stripping of standings points at the event. Therefore, we did not yet know about her existence in the rank of major in the grass courts.

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