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Student Athlete Mental Health: A Game Plan – July 31

Jun 20, 2024 | Learning Opportunities

This comprehensive online course is aimed at addressing the vital role mental health plays in student athletes’ lives. In today’s competitive environment, the pressure on young athletes can be immense, impacting their performance, well-being, and overall development.

This course equips participants with essential knowledge, strategies, and resources to effectively support the mental health needs of student athletes.

Through a series of engaging sessions, participants will delve into the nuances of mental health challenges common among student athletes, including stress, anxiety, depression, and performance-related pressures.

Drawing on evidence-based practices and real-world scenarios, educators, coaches, and health care professionals can learn to recognize early signs of distress, foster open communication, and implement proactive measures to promote mental wellness within their sports teams.

This course emphasizes the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive environment that prioritizes mental health alongside physical training. Participants will explore strategies to cultivate resilience, enhance coping skills, and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues.

By empowering educators, coaches, and clinicians with the tools and understanding needed to navigate this critical aspect of student athletes’ lives, this course paves the way for success both on and off the field.

This course is free for all attendees. Continuing medical education credits are not available, but a certificate of attendance will be offered for those who attend the live program.

When: Wednesday, July 31, 11am-2:30pm

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Offered by the Education Outreach Department at McLean Hospital