mental health

Michael Phelps Honored With Mental Health Advocacy Award

23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has been honored with the Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion for his role in mental health advocacy.

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English Inst Of Sport Creates ‘Head Of Mental Health’ Position

To help with its delivery of the UK High Performance System Mental Health strategy, the English Institute of Sport (EIS) is looking for its first ‘Head of Mental Health’ leader.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Mental Health for Athletes: 4 Steps to Letting Someone Know You Are Struggling

How do you let others know that you are struggling and need help?

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Mental Health in Swimming: A Silent Struggle – One of Many

Thanks to Michael Lennon for submitting this piece. In the midst of our ongoing series on mental health in swimming, Michael’s reflections…

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Mental Health for Athletes: You Are Not Alone

I was lucky to grow up participating in one of the greatest sports in the world…

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Mental Health Awareness: Athlete Identity and Career Retirement

We’ve had some fun over the past few weeks with stories about how to transition from being a swimmer to a…

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