Ringer: College Athletes Are Only Starting to Get Access to the Mental Health Care They Need

Shared here is an excerpt of a story in The Ringer about how college athletics are providing access to mental health care. Athletes Connected is also prominently mentioned as leaders in this area. By Julie Kliegman Fewer than 25 Division I schools had a full-time licensed mental health practicioner on staff …

USA Today: Athletes Open up About Mental Illness

Eight athletes opened up about their mental illnesses in a story by USA Today. Michael Phelps (swimming), Imani Boyette (basketball), Mardy Fish (tennis), Rick Ankiel (baseball), Royce White (basketball), Allison Schmitt (swimming), Brandon Marshall (football), Jerry West (basketball) share their respective stories of battling depression and bipolar disorder. The story …

ESPNW: After former Penn State kicker Joey Julius hit bottom, asking for help was the thing that saved him

ESPNW dives into the story of former Penn State football kicker Joey Julius and his struggle with depression, disordered eating and suicide ideation, as well as how Julius has sought help to get better. Below is an excerpt. By Emily Caron On Monday, March 27, 2017, the day after his …

Big East Hosts First Mental Health Summit

By Jeremy Fallis, Multimedia Communication Specialist The Big East Conference hosted its first Mental Health Summit in conjunction with the NCAA at Georgetown University on Thursday-Friday, June 15-16. The first-of-its-kind summit was a two-day event to better support student-athlete mental wellness. Emceed by FOX Sports digital correspondent Rachel Bonnetta, the …