Why do we need this book? First, teams need to transition into the 21st century and provide the same (if not better) psychiatric and behavioral care as medical care. Second, individuals who play need help to achieve peak performance, as well as emotional stability and success, in sports and life. Third, to cope with the issue of stigma about psychiatric illness, players and coaches simply find it easier not to seek help or to receive treatment for psychiatric illness or symptoms of “bad behavior.” To see a psychiatrist is still viewed as being “crazy” or “weak,” and worse still, athletes may be told that “they can’t play” because of their untreated problems. Pick up any newspaper and see the daily athletic litany of substance abuse, doping, violence, suicides, domestic abuse, etc. Finally, parents, spouses/significant others, and families can be guided on how to provide better support during the ups and downs of an athletic career.