Thanks to Emily Brunemann for contributing to this report. Emily, a former All-American swimmer for the Michigan Wolverines and a U.S. National Teamer, has been heading up SwimSwam’s ongoing series on mental health among student-athletes.
The University of Michigan’s “Athletes Connected” program is hosting a free webinar focused on mental health in student-athletes.
Athletes Connected is a new educational program at the University of Michigan aimed at promoting mental health in student-athletes and wiping away the stigma of seeking help for mental health issues. You can read more about the program itself on the Athletes Connected page here.
Emily Bruneman, a U.S. National Teamer in the 10K Open Water, works with the program and passed along this description of the event:
Join us on Wednesday, September 30 from 12:00-1:00pm ET for a free webinar focused on student-athlete mental health and our new educational program, Athletes Connected. The webinar will feature researchers and practitioners who are working to promote well-being among athletes on campus, including former University of Michigan athletes. To RSVP for the webinar, click here.
ClickOnDetroit recently published a profile of the Athletes Connected program and former Michigan football player Will Heininger. You can read that profile, which explains more about the program’s goals, here.