PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Pittsburgh’s own Dr. Kevin Elko is a sports psychologist who has mentored many people and teams including 3-time National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
He joined the “KDKA Morning News” to discuss his new book and the current amount of anger that a lot of Americans seem to be feeling.READ MORE: Crews Spend Hours Trying To Gain Control Of Massive Scrapyard Fire On Neville Island
He says his new book “The Sender” is a novel, but is based on his friend and Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano’s battle with cancer. It’s about how to have a positive attitude when dealing with cancer or any challenge.
He says the lessons of football can relate to life.
“No self-pity in football. Take the lessons and movie on. That’s the opening line of our novel and it relates to what we are talking about, about being intentional and the way we talk to ourselves,” Dr. Elko said.
Dr. Elko also has advice for those who feel upset or angry with recent tragedies domestically and worldwide.READ MORE: Pine-Richland Head Football Coach Eric Kasperowicz And Entire Coaching Staff Will Not Return In Fall
“We were made to bless people. We were made to serve and touch others…You have a chemical in your body that if you’re depressed, it’s missing. It’s called serotonin. You go to a psychiatrist, they’ll give you a drug to bring that up,” he said.
He added if you do something kind or see something kind, serotonin is produced naturally.
For more information on Dr. Elko and his new book “The Sender”, visit www.drelko.com/
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