Mind, Body and Sport

Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness

This publication is the most comprehensive overview to date of college student-athlete mental health, and we hope this becomes a springboard for addressing mental health in the continuum from youth sport to intercollegiate sport and beyond. NCAA member institutions have committed to supporting student-athlete health and safety and ensuring that athletics departments are an integral part of the institutional mission for more than 100 years. But only recently have we begun to fully understand the mental health component of
being a student-athlete.

Chapter 1 – First-Person Perspective
Chapter 2 – Positioning the Experts
Chapter 3 – Dissecting the Disorders
Chapter 4 – The Big Injury (And Small Ones, Too)
Chapter 5 – Social and Environmental Risk Factors
Chapter 6 – What Do You Do Now?

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