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 931 student-athletes.

The program, which is a collaboration between the Athletic Department, the School of Public Health and the University’s Depression Center, is supported by an $50,ooo NCAA grant.

The pilot consisted of presentations that showed two videos in which two former student-athletes, former football player Will Heininger and former swimmer Kally Fayhee spoke about coping skills and their experiences with mental health.

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