Mental Health Resource Hub
From crisis hotlines, to how to support teammates, to tips on how to stay mindful, there are so many resources available to support mental health. Our resource hub will be frequently updated with new content and events with our Athlete Ambassadors. If you would like to contribute an additional resource, please let us know here.
Mental Health Month 2022
Whole Being Athlete Ambassador Discussion Series
AFH mental health ambassadors are joining together to raise awareness about topics that aren’t always in the forefront of the stories we so often hear. Video discussions will premier on our YouTube channel and once live, will be linked below. Schedule:
May 17 | Men’s Mental Health featuring Pro Runner Edose Ibadin, Pro Soccer player Jack Beer & former collegiate baseball player Samuel Fuller
May 19 | Eating Disorders featuring US Skiier Alice Merryweather & collegiate rower Ruth Axton
May 26 | Mental Health & Equity featuring Sports Mental Health Advocate Maya Underwood & Paralympian Jenny Sichel
Athlete Mental Health Resource Guide
AFH created the Athlete Mental Health Resource Guide to help athletes of all levels support their teammates and pay attention to when others may be struggling.
Feel Good Tips & Tricks
In 2021, AFH hosted “Feel Good Fridays” on social media where AFH Athletes and staff shared tips and tricks on how to manage stress, anxiety and maintain mindfulness. Check them out below!
Pledge to Reach Out
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.
If someone you know is struggling with their mental health, please call the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hotline 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M-F 10am-8pm Eastern or email@example.com.
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area.
Speak to a live person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National
Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to tall 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
NCTSN’s Self-Care Strategies Handout
View it here.
Text STEVE to 741741
If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious, please
know you can text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. The
link for additional information is located here, including a PDF and JPG version of this
information for social media use: httns//www.stevefundora/crisisteytline.