Two-time Olympic gold medalist and world number one Simone Biles, who has been battling mental health issues for years, has found relief in the mind games she plays with her husband.
In an interview with US broadcaster Fox Sports, Biles said that her husband is “really a great guy”.
“He has always been a really nice guy,” Biles told Fox Sports.
“When we have a mental health issue, he’s always there, and he will help me.”
Sometimes I’m like, ‘OK, what’s going on?’.
“I’ve tried to play with him a little bit.
He plays mind games with me.
But sometimes I can’t figure out what it is.”
He does it in different ways, but it’s still fun to play.
“Biles has been diagnosed with a condition called “mind games” that affect how she thinks and behaves.”
It’s like an invisible weapon.
I can see everything,” she said.”
We have to really get through it and be brave and know that sometimes the enemy is right there, it’s just not fair.
“You have to be strong, but also have a good heart.
That’s what I always try to do.”
She is currently working with the mental health foundation Mindful Minds to raise awareness of the condition.
In her book, The World of Mindgames, she explains how she and her husband are both part of a team of mental health professionals who “are all on the same page” when it comes to how they treat their patients.
She told Fox: “We all have different ways of coping.
But the one thing I can say is, ‘Just don’t worry about it.
It’s not a big deal.
I know you’re going to be OK.'”
I just think about how we can be a better husband and a better father, and we can help each other be better parents.”‘
He doesn’t care about me’Biles, 26, has been married to her husband for 12 years.
The couple has four children.
In 2013, she won her first Olympic gold in the women’s 100m freestyle event and the following year, she also won the women of the 100m medley relay.
In 2017, she competed in the world championship for the 100 metres freestyle and won bronze in the 400 metres.
Biles said she does not have the mental strength to deal with her problems, but she has learned to trust her husband’s efforts.”
I do think he does care about my wellbeing and wants to make sure I’m OK, and I think he understands,” she told Fox.”
So we have to do that together, and be strong.
He doesn’t even care about what’s happening in my head.
“She said the couple does not see eye to eye on what she does with her time.”
But he understands it’s OK to have a different mind-set, and to try to find ways to make me feel better,” she explained.”
And that’s all that really matters.