Psychology’s James Overholser discusses football players’ grieving after teammates’ suicide

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Associated Press: A day after a Kansas City Chiefs football player killed his girlfriend and then himself, the team took the field to play against the Carolina Panthers. But how the players grieved—or will grieve—is unknown. “Our culture still creates the mentality that ‘big boys don’t cry, big boys don’t talk about sensitive things,'” said psychology professor James Overholser. “That’s the real problem. That’s what puts males at elevated risk of something like suicide.”