Mental Health

Mental Health for Athletes: A Meditation for Self-Compassion

Athletes know how to be hard on themselves, but often don’t consider how self-compassion factors into their mental health…meditation helps athletes ease into the idea of self-compassion…

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Mental Health for Athletes: Yoga and Meditation Class Series

This is the first in a series of six yoga and meditation classes that are focused on helping athletes improve their mental wellness…

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Club Wolverine is Leading the Way in Mental Health Training

Athletes Connected Program Coordinator Emily Klueh is taking her talents to Club Wolverine.

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Creating an Open Environment to Speak About Mental Health

The intentional creation of an environment where athletes feel supported enough to speak about mental health can truly change lives…

Athletes Connected: Q&A With Michigan Diving Coach Hilde

Michigan’s Athletes Connected program focused on mental health is producing a Q&A series with various Wolverine athletic department staff talking about issues of mental wellness. The series kicked off this week with an interview of Michigan diving coach Mike Hilde.

Shouts From The Stands: Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 1-7, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness week. Learning about mental health is an important first step.

Swimming Specific Yoga Partners with Mental Health Initiative

Five percent of all Swimming Specific Yoga’s online sales will go directly to support the Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative…

Former National Teamers Found Mental Health Initiative

Courtney Kalisz and Dagny Knutson have teamed up to launch ConnectionInMind.org, an initiative aimed at the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Matthew Josa: “I feel like I’ve grown up a lot at Cal” (Video)

With his first year as a California Bear coming to a close, Josa reflected on his transition from North Carolina

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Athletes Connected Creating Change and Constantly Evolving

Athletes Connected was created to provide athletes with support, coping skills and breakdown stigma surrounding mental health so that athletes would be more likely to address their mental wellness…

Mental Health: Demons, Footprints and Warriors

Invisible monsters can still breathe underwater. The silent struggle that many swimmers of all ages and levels deal with, is…

Spread Like Wildfire: Power Of Awareness & Education Of Mental Health

How can something that you can’t see, hear, or touch be life threatening? Welcome to the world of mental illness….

Rough Seas // Tough Sailor – An Open Discussion On Mental Illness

I started Rough Seas // Tough Sailor – a website and community dedicated to the open discussion, support, and advocacy of mental health and mental illness in athletics.

Anxiety, Depression & Swimming: How My Career Was Taken From Me

Eventually, I let the anxiety win. I met with my coach a month and a half before Olympic Trials, and decided to call it quits. The sport that I used to love so much was now my enemy.

Grant Hackett Issues Statement, Acknowledges Mental Health Issues

Grant Hackett acknowledges he needs help for his mental health issues.

Phelps & Schmitt Lead Substance Abuse & Mental Health Awareness Event

“Being involved in Awareness Day and with SAMHSA gives us the chance to emphasize that paying attention to mental health is another important component of growing up healthy,” says Michael Phelps of his and Allison Schmitt’s involvement in a special event.

Learning From 2016, As Told By A College Athlete

2016 was one of the most challenging and difficult years of my life, but it was also the year that taught me the most lessons.

Former Texas Swimmer, 1980 Olympic Hopeful Gives TED Talk

Lidia Yuknavitch, an elite swimmer turned writer, discusses the importance and beauty of reinventing oneself after failure.

Take Part In The Season Of Giving With Athletes Connected

Ninety percent of student-athletes who are struggling with mental health issues do not seek professional help, according to survey research….