How to Destigmatize Mental Health Treatment in Sports
.....So how do you combat stigma in sports? Athletic trainers, coaches, and teams need to be educated about how to appropriately support athletes struggling with mental health problems. Research has found that those who attended a 4-hour applied workshop reported increased depression literacy, anxiety literacy, and confidence in their ability to address the mental health needs of their athletes.....

.....It is important to remember that just as we rally behind these extraordinary people and athletes, sometimes they need uplifting as well. As several sports leagues eye reopening, superstars from a variety of sports have noted their discomfort with league policies regarding sports activity during the pandemic. Players must weigh financial concerns, health concerns, extended separation from families, and other factors when determining if they might play. Basketball star JJ Redick recently noted during an interview that with everything going on, he felt frequent discomfort......
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Bethany`s Notes: The more we can educate ourselves on mental health the more we can help those around us and respond appropriately.



- - Volume: 8 - WEEK: 32 Date: 8/8/2020 7:39:58 AM -