Mental Health & Athletes
Relationship Between Mental Health & Athletes
The Eric Monday Foundation strives to raise awareness and remove the stigma related to mental health issues. Our goals are to assist individuals, families and communities in recognizing that mental illness should not be stigmatized or ignored; and to connect people to the support organizations and professionals that can meet their needs.
To learn more about mental health issues related to athletes and competitive sports, please take a moment to visit our Resources page.
"Some people don’t think of athletes as human; they just see them for what they do and their success on the field. The more athletes define themselves by what they do, the more susceptible they are."
former Michigan football player.
Athletes Experience Unique Stress and Intensity and Are Least Likely to Ask for Help
The Culture of High School Athletics
Stressors in Athletics
Hazing and bullying (based on power and dominance)
Use of alcohol and other drugs by H.S. student-athletes