Mental Health

Ways to Improve the Best Developmental System in the World: Part One

Swimmers should advance with mental fitness equal to their physical fitness

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Courtney Weaver on Retirement: ‘I am in Control of My Own Happiness”

11-time YMCA National Champion, former USA Swimming National Team member, and 2013 World Junior Championships team captain, Courtney Weaver has retired with two years of NCAA eligibility remaining.

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Woman vs. Food

Transparency is important in my life. One of the most difficult things I dealt with is my vision of myself, my eating issues and how I worked to overcome it.

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Watch: NCAA Qualifier Emily Fogle Speaks at TEDx On Her Inspiring Life

Former Purdue swimmer Emily Fogle opens up about the incredible hardships that she has faced during her swimming career.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: 5 Ways to Put Your Wellbeing First

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  We all fall on a continuum of wellbeing and can benefit…

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Phelps: “I felt like I didn’t want to see another day”

4 months out from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Michael Phelps is going in with a much different mindset than…

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Mental Health for Athletes: How Mindfulness Can Help

The past is history, tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift-that’s why they call it the present. – Mike Ditka

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Mental Health for Coaches: Are You Living a Sustainable Lifestyle?

One is moved to admire them and to hope that someday the world will understand them; this strange breed they call coach…

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Thorpe Opens Up About Depression for Huff Post’s Young Minds Matter

The goal of Young Minds Matter is to create conversation around mental and emotional health with children so they feel loved, valued and understood…

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How To Handle Conversations When A Friend Opens Up About Mental Health

Research shows that those struggling with a mental health concern are more likely to come to peers and friends before seeking professional help.

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Truman State Swim & Dive Joins The Orange Bead Collective Movement

The swimming & diving team at Truman State University in Missouri has banded together to support mental health through a movement called the Orange Bead Collective.

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Taking Control Of Your Mental Health & Understanding Your Triggers

Reacting to our triggers is normal, but if we don’t recognize them and respond to them appropriately, they may actually cause a downward spiral, making us feel worse and worse.

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Student-Athlete Mental Health Awareness (Video)

Check out this video, submitted by Michigan swimming alum Emily Brunemann. Emily has been instrumental in SwimSwam’s ongoing series on mental health.

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Mental Health for Athletes: 6 Ways to Reduce Stigma in Sport

Acknowledging that stigma is real is a start. But we need to take a proactive stance to minimize its far-reaching effects…

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