Pilot program focuses on mental health for athletes

From The Michigan Daily: By Katie Penrod The University is piloting a new program designed to draw attention to the mental health for student-athletes. The program, which was piloted in the fall and included a public service videos and drop-in counseling sessions, drew participation from 90 percent of the University’s …

NCAA, University of Michigan team up to fight mental illness

Read the original story on The Columbia Chronicle: By Eddie Diaz In an effort to combat the widespread stigma associated with mental illness, the University of Michigan has launched Athletes Connected, a project that aims to support student athletes as they deal with mental health issues. After receiving the NCAA …

U of M program successfully addresses mental illness

Read the original story on The Columbia Chronicle: By Carleigh Turner There has been much talk about illness on college campuses, and colleges are slowly adjusting to combat these issues. However, there is one sector that needs more attention—student athletes. In a 2014 survey of approximately 7,000 students from nine …