Damar Hamlin collapse: PTSD, mental health challenge for Bills, Bengals

Damar Hamlin collapse: PTSD, mental health challenge for Bills, Bengals

Damar Hamlin collapse: PTSD, mental health challenge for Bills, Bengals

Kevin Chapman had briefly walked away from Monday night’s Bills-Bengals game at his home in the Louisville area when his phone started buzzing. The texts alert him to the news that Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field.

Rushing to his television, Chapman, a licensed psychologist and director of the Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, felt himself go into clinical mode as he watched ESPN’s live coverage. “My mind immediately went to the players who witnessed it,” said Chapman, himself a former Division III running back. “I was like, ‘Shoot, this could be a budding trauma. They’re going to have to take care of their sanity.

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