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Resources for Athletic Department Leadership

Athletic Departments Role

Athletic Departments can play a key role in creating environments that support mental wellness by ensuring that post-secondary institutions are promoting mental health, removing the stigma associated with having and seeking assistance for mental health issues, providing resources and opportunities for student-athletes to seek mental health care, identifying student-athletes at risk and facilitating access to licensed and experienced mental health care practitioners.

Integrated Approach

An integrated multi-disciplinary approach to mental wellness should bring together Athletic departments, coaching staff, sport medicine staff, campus health and counseling services, disability services, off campus resources, such as sport psychiatry and psychology, and the student-athletes. Identifying available resources and developing collaborations can maximize the supports available for student-athlete mental health.