Oregon State Launches Student-Athlete Mental Health Campaign

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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