Mental Health

Béryl Gastaldell: “Happy to still be alive” after bout with depression

Béryl Gastaldello told the French sports daily newspaper l’Equipe about the deep depression she went through in her final season at Texas A&M.

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Mental Health for Coaches: Creating an Active Lifestyle

Coaching is a demanding job and can drain your physical, mental and emotional energy. One way to restore that energy is through exercise.

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You Have To Have Fun

Sometimes, having an intense desire for something can actually be a bad thing.

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Do We Do Enough To Support Our Minds?

We spend hours in the pool and on land training our bodies to be the best that we can, but do we pay enough attention to the biggest influence on our performance, our mind-set.

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SAMHI Changing Athletes Lives Through Their Campus Team Program

The Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative is a Canadian non-profit organization that was formed to increase awareness and education around student-athletes’ mental health…

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Mental Health for Athletes: A Meditation of Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance can seem a bit counter-intuitive for athletes. This meditation is to help athlete’s begin to accept themselves fully and whole-heartedly…

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Swimming with Siblings: Rivalry vs. Camaraderie

From Elizabeth Wickham: “4 Tips For Parents About Sibling Rivalry” As the oldest in my family, I have seen and…

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Mental Health for Athletes: A Yoga Practice of Self-Acceptance

This is a restorative yoga class that has been created with the intent of helping athletes develop greater self-acceptance…

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Mental Health for Athletes – A Meditation of Non-Judgement

Athletes are conditioned at an early age to judge just about everything about themselves, which can become unhealthy. The goal for this meditation is to bring awareness to our senses in a non-judgmental way…

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Mental Health for Athletes: A Yoga Practice of Non-Judgment

When athletes begin to judge themselves as harshly as they do their performances it can have a very negative affect on their mental health.

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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…

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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.

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