Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Awareness: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Below are mental health resources for student-athletes, coaches, and administrators to utilize.

  1. National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) – #weseeyou Campaign
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    • The NFHS launched the #weseeyou campaign to enhance mental health awareness and support among high school athletes. This initiative aims to reduce stigma and foster a supportive community for young athletes facing mental health challenges.
    • Download their Mental Health toolkit: NFHS #weseeyou Toolkit
  2. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Athletes
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    • NAMI provides resources aimed at athletes, promoting mental health awareness through education and advocacy, and helping athletes to manage the unique pressures they face.
    • Download their Mental Health toolkit: NAMI – Toolkit Download
  3. Morgan’s Message
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    • Dedicated to destigmatizing mental health within the athlete community, Morgan’s Message strives to broaden the dialogue on mental health through advocacy and educational programs.
  4. Hilinski’s Hope
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    • Founded to honor the memory of Tyler Hilinski, brother of former quarterback at the University of South Carolina, Hilinski’s Hope works to educate, advocate, and remove the stigma associated with mental illness, promoting mental wellness and healthy, supportive environments for student-athletes.  
  5. Mental Health America
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    • Mental Health America provides resources that are helpful for athletes, including tools for early identification of mental health issues and educational materials aimed at promoting mental wellness.
    • Download their Mental Health toolkit: MHA – Toolkit Download
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Mental Health
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    • The CDC offers comprehensive information on mental health, including statistics, factsheets, and preventive tips that can be valuable for student-athletes. 

Linked is a mental health guide for athletes which includes pointers on how to recognize mental health issues as well as resources for athletes to reach out to.  You can download it here:  Mental Health Quick Hitter Guide

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