.....The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has launched a 24-seven mental health support line for athletes to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.
An online registry of mental health providers has also been announced by the USOPC, allowing Olympic and Paralympic athletes to search for licensed support.
The providers will have been through a background check, SafeSport training and anti-doping training, the USOPC says, and will include professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.....
....."The development and launch of these resources took an immense amount of collaboration and personalization so that each Team USA athlete is able to easily utilise these resources."
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US.
To mark the occasion, the Team USA social media channels will also be showing a series of panels on topical issues titled "Wellness with Team USA presented by DeVry University" and hosted by five-time Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin...... ...more