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Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

Each May, Athletes for Hope celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month through advocacy, training, resource sharing, and activations – 2023 is no exception!

In addition to announcing our partnership with Foundation Fighting Blindness, continuing our H.E.A.R.T. Curriculum in schools across the U.S., participating in NAMIWalks and hosting various discussion panels with AFH Mental Health Ambassadors, we have a variety of ways the sports community can get involved in our work. See below for more details!

If you are an athlete or coach and want to get involved, let us know here.

Ways To Get Involved

Mental Health Champions Club

The Mental Health Champions Club is an Athletes for Hope initiative intended to build, inspire, and activate a robust community of mental health champions across the U.S.

We invite you to join our community built by the power of sports where we will deliver weekly doses of self-care, wellness, and kindness in an effort to reduce the stigma of mental health in and out of sports.

Become a Mental Health Champion today here.

Follow MHCC on Instagram here.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

We have made it a goal this month to have 100 athletes and coaches trained in free Question. Persuade. Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention training.

The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Are you an athlete or coach? Register for your free training here.

Day on the Hill

We are thrilled to announce that we will be heading to Capitol Hill for a legislative visit and press event to advocate on behalf of athlete mental health.

If you would like to get involved, please let us know here.

Pledge To Reach Out

For many people, the stigma of mental health challenges can feel isolating and overwhelming. The fear of sharing that you’re feeling weak, anxious, or hopeless can feel impossible in environments where winning is the ultimate goal. 

The first step to addressing mental health is by shattering the stigma & creating community. Seemingly small acts of checking in or offering support are more than kind – they can be lifesaving. Join athletes all over the country in pledging to say to others: “you are not alone.”

Add your name to the Pledge here.

Thank you for your continued support of Athletes for Hope and all of the work we continue to do in communities nationwide!