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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.

Publication Date

Spring 5-13-2023


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


Poster presented at the Spring 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on April 4 and April 12, 2023.

Mental Health in College Athletes: An OT Perspective