GSM: Athletes opening up to discussing mental health issues

Athletes Connected was prominently featured in a story by Global Sport Matters about current and former student-athletes bringing mental illness to the forefront of college athletics. AC’s Will Heininger is quoted in the story. By Jeff Burtka In August 2008, Will Heininger’s life was spiraling out of control. He was …

Transition Out of Sport: A Foundation for Wellness

This article is in support of Athletes Connected’s new Life After Sports initiative to support student-athletes when their athletic careers conclude. The University of Michigan is committed to supporting former student-athletes by providing resources to finding a provider and understanding insurance. By Will Heininger, Mental Health Outreach Coordinator As student-athletes, we are conditioned to respond; to …

Senior Executive Athletic Director Greg Harden’s Mission on Display in New Video

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan’s Athletes Connected program released a new video Wednesday afternoon about Greg Harden, senior executive athletic director and director of athletic counseling at the University of Michigan. Harden discusses his passion and process for mental health wellness from his 33-year career in collegiate …