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Articles and Videos on Sports & Mental Health


Check out these valuable resources for athletes and those around them.

Books for Athletes

Mindfulness for Teens, by Linette Bixby

Anxiety Relief for Teens, Regine Galanti, PhD

I Would, But My Damn Mind Won't Let Me, Jacqui Letran, MSN

The Teens' Growth Mindset Workbook, Dr. Ellen Weber, PhD

Mini Habits for Teens, Kate Gladdin

Books for Parents of Athletes

The CBT Workbook for Mental Health

Start Here: A Parent’s Guide To Helping Children And Teens Through Mental Health Challenges, Pier Bryden, MD & Peter Szatmari, MD

Raising Young Athletes, Jim Taylor, PhD


Books for Coaches

The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance, George Mumford

Wolfpack, Abby Wambach

The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon



What Parents Should Know About Youth Athletics and Mental Health

Skyland Trail, May 28, 2019 | View Article

Overview of Psychophysiological Stress and the Implications for Junior Athletes

By Eon Campbell , Rachael Irving, Janel Bailey, Lowell Dilworth, Wendel Abel, American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine | View Article

Head Coaching Motivation of Millennial Generation Female Assistant Coaches

By Erin Morris, Clemson University | View Article

What’s Behind the Recent Slew of Confessional Essays?

By Lauren Docker, Psychotherapy Networker | View Article

Excerpt: As NBA player Kevin Love said in his essay “Everyone is Going through Something,” “Not talking about our inner lives robs us of really getting to know ourselves and robs us of the chance to reach out to others in need. So if you’re reading this and you’re having a hard time, no matter how big or small it seems to you, I want to remind you that you’re not weird or different for

sharing what you’re going through. Just the opposite. It could be the most important thing you do. It was for me.”

“...essential part of keeping athletes healthy is getting them preventive mental health care early on. She wants to reposition the definition of athletic success from a “win-at-all-costs” mentality to “the development of healthy and empowered people who also happen to have athletic outcomes that match their capabilities.”



Athletes and Mental Health: The Hidden Opponent

Victoria Garrick | TEDx USC | View Video

Toxicity of Sport Culture on Athletes’ Mental Health

Hillary Cauthen | TEDx Texas State University | View Video

The Truth About Your Sports

Nikhil Verma | TEDx Chicago | View Video


58% - Rate of Increase in Teen Suicide since 2016 -

​1/3 Colorado Youth reporting sense of sadness -

52% increase in youth depression since 2005 -

30 million participating in sports -

11 Year Delay of Treatment -


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