Mexico City- Depression is a silent killer.
In May 2020, St. Louis midfielder Daniela Lázaro (Daniela Lázaro) was killed in a pandemic. The club did not provide more detailed information about its follow-up with the players during the lockdown period last year, and reports on social networks prevented them from leaving.
In February of this year, the Argentine player Santiago “Morro” García shot himself in his apartment.
A sports psychologist explained to Jorge Carrasco of CANCHA: “Depression is everyone’s inner emotions. In most cases, you don’t realize that you will suffer. And the pandemic has broken many emotions of football players and high-level athletes.”
“Insufficient exercise and diet are not enough for them. You have to connect with your emotions and realize that something is wrong.”
Carrasco pointed out that confinement has exacerbated various problems because the possibility of social interaction and communication with different people (feedback) has been lost, loneliness has increased, and another phenomenon has appeared, that is, too much information, which makes everyone Mentally saturated people
“There is so much information around us, we hear all kinds of news, these news can inspire us, but at the same time, it also falls into endless doubts and produces some despair, because there is no deadline,” He explained.
The psychologist explained that some athletes have the opportunity to reunite with their families. Some of the wives and children are in the homes of their parents and brothers, but some are alone. Those who are most affected are those who are most affected.
“It is very common that there is a lot of emotional control because not only is it to protect their health, but they have stopped contacting family and friends. This football player and high-level athlete have become accustomed to being in close contact with them. Mentioned relying on the love of the public.
For football players, Carrasco believes that the confinement has made people discover what already exists and has exacerbated it.
He explained: “Before the pandemic, many times football players were under social pressure from fans to seek results. He must understand that he is not responsible for anyone’s happiness.”
Lose the battle
Daniela Lázaro was 20 years old when she decided to commit suicide on May 16, 2020.
She played for San Luis, and like other teammates, she had to hide at home to wait for news of the return of the league facing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since he signed with Atlético in Apertura in 2019, he hasn’t had time to debut, but he had to stop because the cruciate ligament in one of his knees ruptured.
These types of injuries take 6 to 8 months to heal. Experienced football players know that they have to do a lot of rehabilitation work and it is difficult to touch the ball again. This also requires mental work, because there is always a fear of new breakthroughs.
Daniela is trying to return to the field, and some football players close to her cannot find an explanation for what happened.
The San Luis Potosí State Attorney’s Office reported that Daniela was discovered by her relatives that day. When they opened the house, he died of suffocation for three hours. He was hanged from a room in the house.
Obviously she lives alone, her family does not want to disclose more details, and the club also remains silent. On social networks, some people have put forward some voices, asking clubs and coaches to know their players better, because the lockdown has destroyed many people.
Her teammates prayed for Daniela, and her departure increased the union’s visibility, including coaches such as Fabiola Vargas, who led Necaxa, who said they should Get close to the players to learn more details about your life, not just talk about football.
Farewell to “Morro”
Santiago “Morro” García (Santiago “Morro” García) is a natural scorer who has played for Nacional such as Montevideo (Madvideo), Atlético Paranaense (Atlético Paranaense), Turkish Teams such as Kasimpasa and Uruguay’s River Plate shocked the football world by shooting their own lives in February this year.
His last team is Godoy Cruz from Argentina, he wants to immigrate to Vélez, Estudiantes or Gimnasia. His colleagues defined him as a very joking and charismatic person, so no one guessed that he was suffering from severe depression, which led him to receive psychiatric treatment.
When he decided to commit suicide, “Morro” was already 30 years old, and he didn’t even train with the team anymore, because his discomfort intensified, and club president Luis Manzur decided to separate him on the grounds of lack. discipline.
The confinement aggravated his problems because he could not separate from his old partner and could not see his youngest daughter who had lived in Montevideo for a year.
Even in January of this year, he suffered from Covid-19 and had to isolate himself in Mendoza, Argentina.
It is understood that before committing suicide, he had a conversation with a woman who was in a relationship with him and warned him that he had purchased a suicide weapon, and he did so.