Following the recent, tragic suicide of Washington State University quarterback, Tyler Hilinski, many people are starting to address the importance of mental health awareness, particularly in sports.
In a recent survey conducted by Psychology Today, 6.3% of student-athletes met the criteria for “clinically significant” depression while 24% were considered “clinically relevant.”
Last week, Oregon State University’s athletic department introduced the #DamWorthIt Mental Health Awareness Campaign, using their mascot, the “Beavers,” to create the clever name.
Through this initiative, student-athletes will partner with the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department in an effort to “de-stigmatize and spread awareness about the epidemic of mental health in collegiate athletics.”
Click here to read more about OSU’s innovate operation! (via Sports Illustrated)
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