World Mental Health Day in October helps to raise awareness of mental health issues and combat the stigma that surrounds them. It also brings awareness to what's being done around the world to improve knowledge and drive actions that promote and protect everyone's mental health. But, how well are we doing in the U.S. to support mental well-being and extend support to those seeking help?
It's that time of the year where lots of people get the blues. Cold weather, shorter days, and the holiday fun is over. But, if you're looking to catch a vibe now that all of the Christmas lights are being put away, you're still in luck.
Last year, with stops and starts triggered from the pandemic, play wasn't guaranteed. This year, as things get going, there will be a focus on the mental health of student athletes. the Michigan High School Athletic Association is requiring all coaches to participate in mental health training.
It was 1996 and Katie Teft-Minasola was an alternate for the US Women's gymnastic team at the US trials. As an elite athlete, she has put in many long hours training. She has a complete understanding of the pressure that athletes go through.