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Problem: There is often increased stigma surrounding college athletes in the spotlight, thus preventing them from seeking help with their mental health (Kaier et al., 2015). There are currently no known programs that offer resources specifically for college athletes (Sudano & Miles, 2016). It is important for occupational therapists to advocate for mental health resources for student-athletes to create healthy habits and routines within the athletic environment.
Purpose: The purpose of this capstone was to increase awareness of mental health resources that are available to student-athletes and coaching staff at Baldwin Wallace University to improve mental health in athletics and on campus.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Mental Health; College Athletes; Occupational Therapy
Medical Subject Headings
Mental Health; Athletes; Students; Universities; Habits; Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy | Sports Medicine | Sports Sciences
Sarik, O., Boykin, L., & DiDino, S. (2023, May 13). Mental Health in College Athletes: An OT Perspective. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonesspring2023/36