Simon Biles Withdraws from the 2020 Olympics

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, widely considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, withdrew from competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She cited the need to focus on her personal mental well-being. Anyone who doubts the strength of character that would have taken, simply doesn’t understand the situation.

Her decision points once again to the importance of prioritizing mental health and thwarting the stigma around it. Mental health has been a growing issue for some time. The pandemic has highlighted the issue. That is why ThinkTWENTY20 Magazine devoted its entire Summer issue to it. (Available at

Companies have pushed their people unrelentingly for years, and the pushback is becoming a huge wave. Some companies are responding with specific programs and devoting often significant resources to helping those affected. But more need to act.

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