How Concussions in Youth Sports Can Lead to Mental Health Challenges

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HOW CONCUSSIONS IN YOUTH SPORTS CAN LEAD TO MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES

Thursday, November 1 | 6:30 – 8:00pm:
Hosted at: YMCA of Boulder Valley | 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette CO

Dawn Comstock, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, will present information on how traumatic brain injuries is linked to depression and anxiety among young people. Dr. Comstock’s expertise in the use of injury surveillance data has driven efforts to reduce the number and/or severity of brain injuries among young athletes. In 2014, she was invited by the White House to speak at the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit to address the growing public health concern of concussions in adolescent sports. She currently serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and as an ex-officio member of the National Federation of State High School Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.


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