In July 2017, Athletes Connected produced and distributed its first newsletter. This straight-to-your-mailbox message brings the latest news, trends, videos and productivity about student-athlete mental health at the University of Michigan and across the nation.

The newsletter will be released once a season with the next installment set for January/February 2019.

Issue #1: July 2017

Topics Covered: The re-launching of the Athletes Connected website; featured video of live after athletics; science and research on mood and mental health as it relates to academic performance; Jaimie Phelan’s dash to NCAA gold; news spotlights on the program; and support for the cause from around the country.

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Issue #2: October 2017

Topics Covered: Athletes Connected celebrates the return of wellness groups on campus for U-M student-athletes; Messages of Hope on Athletic Campus; A former U-M rower shares her story; Research Update; News from around the country; and upcoming events.

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Issue #3: January 2018

Topics Covered: Athletes Connected’s third newsletter features the new injury and mental health video series, Q&A series with athletic staff about mental health, as well as spotlights on other initiatives from around the country.

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Issue #4: April 2018

Topics Covered: This issue features the last video in our injury and mental health series, as well as an accompanying first-person piece about career-ending injury. We also put spotlights on other initiatives from around the country and share some thought leadership pieces from the Michigan athletic community.

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Issue #5: July 2018

Topics Covered: Athletes Connected introduces restorative yoga sessions; Jevon Moore is profiled by The Athletic; Stephanie Salazar earns U-M Staff Impact Award; Heininger and team are featured by The Detroit News; Clemson and Pitt spotlight mental health initiatives.

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Issue #6: November 2018

Topics Covered: This issue features a new video about transition to college, a thought leadership piece about that transition and a first-person account of making choices with depression and bipolar disorder. We also recap the #SameHere Sit-Down visit along with mental health initiatives from around the country.

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Next Issue: Winter 2019