Our View: A student athlete’s balancing act
.....Despite the NCAA’s chief medical officer declaring mental health as the single most important health and safety concern in 2013, the “Power Five” conferences in the NCAA didn’t require its members to make mental health services available for all students until 2019.

It took the shocking suicide of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski to spur the NCAA into motion.....

....The education of and continued vigilance of coaches, trainers and those associated with athletic teams must be prioritized. We believe that all professors, faculty and administrators who work at SRU must complete a mental health training, like the training provided by Mental Health First Aid USA......

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Bethany`s Notes: Mental health training for all college professionals working with students might be a good idea, especially those in athletics who see students on a very regular basis.



- - Volume: 7 - WEEK: 46 Date: 11/15/2019 2:25:10 PM -