Counseling for Career Transitions
Transitioning from one career to another, especially as an athlete, is tough. Often times, your identity is closely tied to your sport. As a baseball player, you have dedicated many years of your life to your craft, and the thought of starting something new may have you feeling anxious. Understand that this is an acceptable and expected feeling.
When you have held a dream for your life that is no longer coming true, the emotional impact can be painful. Grief is a normal reaction to endings or major changes in life's path. Confusion, sadness and a sense of loss are often present. It is important to take the time to process the impact of change.
Player, Partner and Family Wellness Services
The MLB Player, Partner and Family Helpline service for Major League players and the Minor League Player, Partner and Family Wellness Program are resources for players and their families.
Both helplines are operated by independent, third-party organizations. They are free of cost to players, their partner and families, and they are 100% confidential. Text or call the helplines with concerns, questions or to simply talk about parenting, dating, relationships and more. Spanish-speaking operators and language line operators are available for both of the helpline services.