Goal 3: Good Health & Well-being
Reilly Bellows & Emma Pincott
... reduce barriers for student athletes in seeking help for issues related to mental well-being?
Student-athletes are often considered the toughest of tough. They are perceived as physically and mentally strong individuals who cannot be broken. In reality, they are humans as well. On top of academic and life stressors, they face athletic stressors such as pressure to perform in their sport and less time in their schedule for academic and social activities.
Once a mental well-being issue comes to fruition, student-athletes may encounter barriers which prevent them from seeking help. These barriers often go unseen to those on the outside and, ultimately, may result in feelings of hopelessness and desolation among those who are suffering.