ukactive has teamed up with young people’s charity The Mix to help tackle mental health issues among under 25s by getting them to move more. Studies show that physically active people have up to a 30 per cent lower risk of depression, while ukactive analysis found that getting young people active for 150 minutes a Read more
College campuses around the nation have generally seen an uptick in students experiencing mental health issues. And some students have been taking it upon themselves to help change the way campuses view and talk about mental illness, including among student-athletes, with a particular focus on ending the associated stigmas.
Nature is beneficial – maybe essential – for human health. Psychologists and health researchers are finding more and more science-backed reasons we should spend time outside.
The team’s attitude is one of “thriving” through and not merely “surviving” mental health challenges. This approach emphasises strength through adversity, and mental health vulnerability is seen as manageable, not as a defining character flaw of the athlete.
Sepideh Saremi, a psychotherapist in California, combines running with actual talk therapy. It occurred to her that getting out of the traditional office setting might be helpful, particularly for some of her male clients, who did not seem comfortable in the traditional therapeutic setting.
Mental health is something that’s still incredibly stigmatized, no matter who you are. Opening up about anxiety or depression can be really hard, and many people still face judgment when they reveal they’re struggling. That’s why it’s such a huge deal that the Toronto Blue Jays’ closing pitcher, Roberto Osuna, is opening up about his Read more
A study was done on 156 patients aged 50 and over who were all significantly depressed. They engaged in only a half hour of brisk walking three times a week. They were compared with a group who took anti-depressant medication alone, and one that took medication and were in the exercise program. The researchers at Read more
In a two-day session at the Black Student-Athlete Summit in Austin, Texas, a number of health professionals educated and engaged attendees in discussions focusing largely on the mental health and well-being of student-athletes. Read more…
A legendary Lady Vol is opening up to the world about her battle with mental illness.
The National Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (NASWIS) is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Symposium. The theme of this year’s conference pertains to the mental health of athletes and clinical responses from sports organizations.
With national championships at multiple universities, Urban Meyer is already one of college football’s most successful coaches ever. At one point in life, he was also one of the most miserable.
When he first entered the mental training field in the mid-2000s, Betchart saw potential stumbling blocks everywhere. He thought the field was too vaguely defined, which contributed to the lingering stigma surrounding mental health.
A shift in the way sporting bodies tackle mental health has encouraged high-profile athletes to speak out about their individual battles.
“I went in with no self-confidence, no self-love,” Phelps said in a recent interview with NBC’s “Dateline” of his time in London four years ago. “I think the biggest thing was, I thought of myself as just a swimmer, and nobody else.”
University of Texas football star, 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, and NFL running back Ricky Williams shared his story of overcoming depression and social anxiety disorder and told how the stigma of mental illness delayed his efforts to get help. ESPN sportscaster Chris Fowler conducted the interview.
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall paid a visit to Silicon Valley this week to explore opportunities and potential partnerships with tech companies around mental health issues.
Joseph Randle’s spiral continues. He’s now been arrested six times over a span of 18 months and lost his job as the Cowboys running back. And now he could be on his way to an inpatient mental health facility, according to a TMZ Sports report.
Erickson was only a few feet away when a gunman burst into the office of his high school five years ago and started firing, fatally wounding an assistant principal and seriously injuring the principal. The sights and sounds Erickson was exposed to that horrific day led to his diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder over a Read more
At okaytosay.org, people can share their stories and offer support to spread the word that effective treatment is available statewide.
Recent photos that have surfaced on social media of former NBA player Delonte West wandering around shoeless in a hospital gown outside a Houston-area Jack in the Box appear to be a somber reminder of the downward spiral many celebrities publically embark on when their mental illness goes untreated.
Ian Thorpe has revealed his years as a teenage swimming prodigy were affected by mental health issues.
Footballers are more likely to suffer from mental health issues than the general population. This is what people in the game are trying to do about the problem.
A new study of mild concussions in Canadian adults suggests the risks are even higher for recreational injuries.
The ad was for a drug that targeted constipation in just the kind of patient some say should never have been prescribed opioids in the first place.
Brandon Marshall of the NFL’s New York Jets may have kickstarted a revolution when he started talking about his lived mental health experience in 2013.
There are any number of compelling reasons why a person might be relegated to homelessness. A frightening percentage are veterans, many of whom suffer from PTSD. Mental health, specifically bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other maladies, have taken people to the streets.