Simone Biles Puts Mental Health First At Tokyo Olympics

The four-time Olympic gold medalist received an outpouring of support — and some backlash — for prioritizing her safety at the Summer Games.

Simone Biles from the U.S. performs on the vault during the gymnastics women’s team final at the Summer Olympics on Tuesday in Tokyo.
Simone Biles from the U.S. performs on the vault during the gymnastics women's team final at the Summer Olympics on Tuesday in Tokyo. AP
Simone Biles from the U.S. performs on the vault during the gymnastics women’s team final at the Summer Olympics on Tuesday in Tokyo.
Simone Biles from the U.S. performs on the vault during the gymnastics women's team final at the Summer Olympics on Tuesday in Tokyo. AP

Simone Biles Puts Mental Health First At Tokyo Olympics

The four-time Olympic gold medalist received an outpouring of support — and some backlash — for prioritizing her safety at the Summer Games.

Defending champion Simone Biles withdrew from Olympic competition this week, sending shock waves around the world. Many praised the American gymnastics superstar for prioritizing her mental health and well-being at Tokyo 2020, while others criticized her decision to step down.

Reset talks to a licensed clinical psychologist who researches Black women’s mental health about Biles’ radical act of self-care.

GUEST: Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine