BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Live & Learn  >  Naomi Osaka Prioritised Her Mental Health Over Work. Can We?

Naomi Osaka Prioritised Her Mental Health Over Work. Can We?

Evone Phoo, Clinical Psychologist

08-Jun-21 14:00

Naomi Osaka Prioritised Her Mental Health Over Work. Can We?

Last week, 23-year-old World Number 2 tennis player Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open, after being fined and threatened with expulsion by the tournament organisers for refusing to attend post-match press conferences to protect her mental health. In fact, she revealed that she has suffered from “long bouts of depression” and found it anxiety-inducing to speak to the media. While she received widespread support from fellow athletes and her fans, she was also criticised for not being able to handle the pressure and that speaking to the media is part of her job. This raises the question: why are people still unable to put themselves and their mental health before their professional priorities, without judgment? How can we do better to support not just public figures but the people around us when they speak up about their mental health? We speak to clinical psychologist Evone Phoo to find out.

Image source: Shutterstock

Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann


Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  The Bigger PictureLive & Learntennisathletesmental healthdepressionanxietystressNaomi OsakaCOVID-19MCOlockdownOther personality interviewsHealthSportsHealth PolicyDiseases & ConditionsMental HealthHealthy LivingFitnessMedical Innovation and TechnologyEducation


Life
Dan Lain-Lain

Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : Enterprise Biz Bytes: Rudy Malik & Intan Razak, Co-founders, Music Mountain

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Yukontorn ‘Vickie’ Wisadkosin, President of ASEAN and APAC Distributor Markets, Ford Motor Company

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

The Property Show

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Rudy Malik & Intan Razak, Co-founders, Music Mountain

11:05 AM

Tech Talk

MSP with Matt Armitage

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

Rudy Malik & Intan Razak, Co-founders, Music Mountain

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Yukontorn ‘Vickie’ Wisadkosin, President of ASEAN and APAC Distributor Markets, Ford Motor Company

2:05 PM

Front Row

3:05 PM

Good Things

tbc; tbc

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Doctor in the House

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

8:05 PM

Just For Kicks

9:00 PM

A Bit of Culture

10:00 PM

Track By Track