Athletes for Hope

Be Kind to your Mind: Mental Health Resources

We are focusing each week in May on mental health resources to share with our athlete network. We are excited to share resources and tremendous nonprofit organizations that are working to support athletes in the mental health space. We will continue to share resources via our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as focus targeted content through our blog each week to spotlight nonprofits organizations working to support athlete mental health in a number of ways. We are thrilled to be launching our Mental Health Mondays starting next week, Monday May 18 with a feature on our friends at Hilinski’s Hope!

Our focus this month will be on the following nonprofit partners:

Have a mental health resource to share! Please tag us or share it via social media @athletesforhope

Coming soon: Thursday, check in with a Mental Health Expert! This week, on Thursday May 21, from 3pm CDT/4pm EDT until 5pm we’ll be meeting with Anita A. Daniels, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS from Actualities Limited who works with student-athletes at North Carolina Central University and Duke University and is the Vice President of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports.

 

This week we’ll be focusing on athlete identity during crisis, addressing setbacks and barriers during the pandemic and check-in with anyone in our athlete network who has any questions or concerns to share with a mental health professional. We’ll hold two sessions, one on Thursday, May 21 and one again on Thursday, May 28 so stay in touch or watch our social media for login details. Details for Zoom link to follow on Monday!

Here’s what we saw this week from Dr. Arezoo Khanzadeh (@DrArezooK on Twitter), a licensed clinical psychologist from North Star Therapy that made us pause and reflect on our week:

Here’s a trauma informed pandemic webinar we attended this week with WeCoach and Dr. Bruce Perry from the Neurosequential Network called, “Sport in Healing & Resilience-building: Neurosequential Network Series on Stress and Trauma” Take a listen and you can view his slides in the link here.

Part of the Neurosequential Network  resources shared online included this fantastic toolkit for parents during pandemic times:

Did you know? There’s a Black Male Athlete Empowerment Group meeting every Friday to provide connection and support.

Black Male College Athletes Empowerment Group
JOIN US ON FRIDAYS AT 12 PM CST
FOR THIS UPLIFTING AND EMPOWERING GROUP FOCUSED ON
ISSUES IMPACTING BLACK MEN & COLLEGE ATHLETES
REGISTER TODAY BY SENDING YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO  BLACKATHLETESINFO@GMAIL.COM

Hosted by:
Keino Miller, PhD,
Brad Hambric, LPC, LCAS-A, NCC, BC-TMH
Emmett Gill, Jr., PhD, MSW, LMSW