Athlete Mental Health | Reggie Walker On The Game Within The Game

Eric Kasimov
3 min readFeb 10, 2022

Don’t run from the truth. Examine yourself. Understand how to play the game within the game. Reggie Walker, ex-NFL LB & Captain shares space with Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, the host of the AthMindset podcast series on SportsEpreneur.

Reggie Walker is a mental, physical, and sexual abuse survivor and survivor advocate. He is a TEDx Speaker | Board Member of Reggie is an entrepreneur and the author of the book, “The Game Within The Game”.

Reggie and Lisa discuss:

Transitioning out of football | suicide | trauma | life or death | fight or flight | don’t run from the truth | your mind as an asset or your own worst enemy | sitting with yourself | reasons to live | walking | so much more.

This is an essential episode for athletes, those supporting athletes, and those looking to better understand athletes. Reggie is a helper. And it’s obvious five minutes into this conversation how special of a person Reggie is. We’re blessed to have him on the AthMindset / SportsEpreneur platform.

This is the AthMindset Podcast Series on SportsEpreneur. And it’s all about mental health in sports.

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From Lisa:

I’m Lisa Bonta Sumii and this is the AthMindset Podcast Series on SportsEpreneur.

This podcast series is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports.

Eric Kasimov of SportsEpreneur is generously hosting the AthMindset Podcast Series on his platform as he deeply believes that these conversations are essential and deserve to be prioritized.

This is the AthMindset Podcast Series on SportsEpreneur. SportsEpreneur — the content platform where sports, entrepreneurship, and mental health collide!

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Eric Kasimov

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