"Senator, I am a psychologist. You're correct that AFL teams are employing fewer psychologists than they had previously. However, they're doing so because clubs are trending towards mindfulness/holistic 'wellness' coaches. So they aren't ignoring the issue of mental health. In fact, while I don't agree with the strategy, they're doing quite the opposite as they attempt to identify better services (however misguided I think they may be).
Homocide's commentary is trash, but it's not "inappropriate" in the way you've described. Just my opinion though. Either way, I would happily be rid of him for whatever reason"
Thanks for your input, seems strange having a controlled discussion on this forum, lol.
I didn't think they ignored the issue of mental health, I agree like you, I think their baffled as to what's the best way to move forward and help these players. Look at the Adelaide Crows, they went from losing their coach in tragic circumstances, to pulling together to making the finals in top spot, and then come crashing down the following season and miss finals completely. I think they are all still struggling with that initial tragic event (same thing happened to my footy club, we had a player die on field in the round 1, the club became the strongest it had been that year in terms of player bonds and success, then that strength slowly fizzled over the next year) and haven't found the best process to overcome this as a club.
Back on topic, Homicide is trash , yes he is.