USOPC Appoints Three Mental Health to Team USA Athletes
.....“The well-being of Team USA athletes is our priority,” said Bahati VanPelt, USOPC chief of athlete services. “As our world continues to evolve during the challenges of a global pandemic and Games postponement, we want to ensure our athletes have the resources they need to focus on their mental health. We are grateful for the extensive and diverse background each mental health officer brings to bolster support for Team USA.”.....
.....The addition of the mental health officers follows the formation of the USOPC Mental Health Taskforce earlier this year – which meets monthly to develop best practices, resources and action plans to support the mental health needs of Team USA athletes and those who support them, both on and off the field of play. Together, the taskforce and mental health officers will continue to work with the USOPC’s team of sport psychologists and internal mental health working group to develop pathways for athletes to seek and receive mental health support throughout all stages of their athlete journey – all while promoting a culture that destigmatizes mental health and encourages proactive support for all......
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Bethany`s Notes: Finally! It`s 2020 and our best of the best have more additional mental health help. Thank you for listening USOPC.



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