Teaching Tuesday: The Importance of Mental Health Awareness in Swimming

In today’s society, the topic of mental health has become an important ongoing conversation, especially in athletes. As athletes, it is important to discuss what is bothering you with a trusted adult, which can be a parent, coach, or teammate. This way, these individuals can help you talk through what is going on or direct you to the help of a professional. On the other hand, as coaches, it is important to be aware of athletes that you coach. If athletes are acting differently in any way, it’s never a bad idea to check in on them. 

Here are a few links to read more about the topic of mental health in athletes:

  1. For men specifically: https://sportsmedicine-open.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40798-018-0175-7

  2. https://www.fastcompany.com/90372851/the-importance-of-athletes-sharing-their-mental-health-story

  3. https://swimswam.com/getting-help-makes-you-strong-georgias-eva-merrell-opens-up-about-mental-health/

 
    
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