A recent deadly shooting and car accident at two universities in the U.S. have college leaders thinking more about student mental health.Women are at a greater risk than men for mental-health problems related to their sport, but getting help is still deeply stigmatized in college athletics. Experts explain how the culture of sports needs to change now.

Four college athletes have died by suicide since the start of 2022. Two experts weigh in on the forces that may underlie a recent rash of suicides and what institutions can do about it.

. Nimnan Wuyep, an international studies and communication major at Saginaw Valley State. Surry Community College employees recently completed a two-day training and received completion certificates on Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Seven SCC employees received this training in response.

Recent studies by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) show that collegiate student athletes are experiencing “elevated levels of mental health concerns,” which includes “mental exha. Background
Although the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic had pervasive effects on the lives of individuals, its influence on the mental health of collegiate athletes remains unknown. This study aimed to assess changes in mental health and substance use in National Collegiate Athlete Association (NCAA) Division I athletes in Southern California during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methodology
An online survey was created using the Qualtrics software (Qualtrics, Provo, Utah). NCAA Division I athletes in Southern California completed preseason surveys querying indices of mental health, substance use, and injury in the year before the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2019 to March 2020) and during the pandemic (March 2020 to March 2021). The athletes filled out the survey from June 2021 to September 2021. Participants were asked how likely they were to agree with the following statements: I have felt physically prepared for athletic competitions, I have been satisfied with my mental health, and I have had adequate sleep. Participants were also asked to compare their substance use between the two time periods. Sociodemographic information regarding participants’ age, gender, sports team, as well as year in sport and school was also collected. Group comparison analyses were performed using Fisher’s exact test. Correlations between mental health measures and other variables were examined using Spearman’s correlation coefficients.
Results
A total of 189 athletes completed the survey (out of the 259 surveys that were started). Females were significantly less likely to feel satisfied with mental health (p < 0.01) and physically prepared for sport (p < 0.01). Across all respondents, satisfaction with mental health was positively correlated with adequate sleep (p < 0.01) and physical preparedness for sport (p < 0.01) and negatively correlated with injury (p < 0.05). There was no significant correlation between mental health status and history of COVID-19 infection (p = 0.84). The vast majority of athletes reported no significant change in substance use pre- to post-pandemic, with no differences according to sex.
Conclusions
The COVID-19 pandemic had a differential impact on the mental health of female versus male NCAA athletes. Mental health was correlated with sleep, physical preparedness, and being injury-free but not with a history of COVID-19 infection. Despite reports indicating increased substance use in the general population, athletes in this group reported no change in licit and illicit substance use.For college athletes whose lives have been built around their dominance, identity foreclosure can bring mental health trouble.“If you’re a Black artist, you could paint a wall of smiley faces, and someone will still ask you, ‘Why are you so angry?” – Kara Walker, Black American artist and filmmaker _________________________ WOW2 is a four-times-a-month sister blog to This.

Many college students are experiencing mental-health crises. The initiative comes as recent suicides and an overload of stress and burnout have raised mental health concerns for student-athletes across the country.What will society do to children in order to make them win? What should be sacrificed in the name of competition? How much pressure is too much? And how do we pick up the pieces when young athletes are pushed too far?.

Mantra Health and NAIA Survey Reveals College Athletic Directors Need Better Support to Address Student-Athlete Mental Health Crisis

/PRNewswire/ — A joint survey conducted by Mantra Health, the preeminent digital mental health clinic for young adults, and The National Association of. New study from NAIA and Mantra Health shows a lack of trainers and psychologists for those battling depression.After confirming her 22-year-old daughter Katie Meyer had died days earlier by suicide, Gina Meyer wondered aloud this month if the star goalkeeper for Stanford University’s women’s soccer team might have been overwhelmed by the pressure of sports and academics.Since 22-year-old soccer player Katie Meyer died by suicide in her Stanford University dorm room on March 1, her parents have experienced grief in tidal waves.Research shows that the pressures of elite competition sports are taking a heavy toll on young athletes’ mental health. Two athletes share their stories.Authors: Peter J Economou, Victoria Glascock, Mark Louie, Polina Poliakova, William Zuckerberg Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, USA Corresponding Author:V.

Six months after the suicide of soccer captain Katie Meyer, Stanford University officials. /PRNewswire/ — Hilinski’s Hope Foundation (H3H), founded by Mark and Kym Hilinski to honor the legacy of their son Tyler today announced a partnership with. Miguel Marco, principal of Helen Wittmann Elementary in Cerritos, earned the U.S. Department of Education’s Terrel H. Bell Award.

. WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2022) – Baylor University today announced the public launch of an effort to build philanthropic support focused on growing mental health services for Baylor’s student-athletes.Youth sport coaches can and should be part of the mental health support system that is vital for young athletes.The rate of mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, has steadily increased over the past eight years, with rates even worse among racial and ethnic minority students. Access to mental health services is still the main obstacle to helping students dealing with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Colleges all over the country are severely understaffed and lacking resources.UVA researchers have shown something as simple as regular Zoom check-ins can provide mental health professionals in rural divisions knowledge and tools to help students working through mental health challenges.