Fallen Heroes

Sports Stories of Madness, Resilience, and Inspiration (First Edition)
Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ph.D.
©2020, 196 pages

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    Fallen Heroes shares fourteen unique stories of elite athletes who struggled with significant forms of emotional disorders and mental illness within the public eye. The book includes accounts of athletes who succumbed to their mental afflictions as well as stories of those who demonstrated incredible determination and courage to either manage or overcome their personal challenges.

    Readers explore the unique intersection of extraordinary performance and the emotional struggles that often inform and shape the achievements of famous athletes. They learn about the imaginable pressure athletes endure physically and emotionally to perform on the public stage and how this lifestyle is generally counterproductive to emotional stability and consistent self-care. This textbook includes stories of baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, gymnast Christy Henrich, middle distance runner Suzy Favor Hamilton, cyclist Marco Pantani, hockey player Theoren Fleury, surfer Michael Peterson, football player Lionel Aldridge, and others that range from heart-wrenching to inspirational.

    Written with respect and reverence to elite athletes and informed by the author’s decades of experience in counseling and psychotherapy, Fallen Heroes is an ideal supplemental textbook for courses in kinesiology and health science, physical education, abnormal psychology, counseling, sociology of sport, and mental health.

    Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prominent authors in the fields of psychology, health, and education, having written over 100 books across a broad range of topics. He is professor emeritus at California State University, Fullerton and resident scholar at the Alliance for Multicultural Community Service in Houston, Texas, where he works on issues related to refugee mental health and wellness.

    View a full list of Cognella titles by Jeffrey A. Kottler here.
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