Mental Health

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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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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