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Burnout or Depression? Understanding the Unique Mental Health Needs of Athletes

By Marina Galante
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Athletes as a Special Population Mental illness affects approximately 61.5 million Americans each year; despite this, mental health continues to carry negative stigma that interferes with proper…

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Managing Emotions in Sport

By Dr. Andrew Friesen
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There is no construct of human psychology and functioning more prevalent in sport than emotion. Mood, emotions, and general affect can influence every movement in every sport. Consider a typical 45…

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Freaked-out Kids in Sports: Keys to Stress Reduction

By Frank L. Smoll
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A 20-year trend in youth sports emphasizes teaching coaches how to create a healthy psychological environment for their athletes. However, there’s also an important need to educate parents, so they…

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“The Ripples Are Big”: Storying the Impact of Doping in Sport Beyond the Sanctioned Athlete

By Dr. Kelsey Erickson
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Recent doping allegations within track and field include systemic doping (e.g. Russian Athletics), corrupt administration (e.g. the International Association of Athletics Federation; IAAF), and leaked…

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Changing the Game

By Stephanie C. Coakley
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"The player is on the clock from the day he arrives in the NFL. He's not thinking about what's going to happen when he exits. He's thinking that the fun has just begun." -- Troy Vincent, EVP of…

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Why Sport Psychology Can Aid Performing Artists

By Kate Hays
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Kate Hays discusses how and why sport psychology and mental skills can be used to help actors, musicians, and other performers.

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