How Coaches Can Protect Athletes’ Mental Health
February 5, 2021
Coaches have a unique relationship with their athletes. They are in a great position to gauge how a child is doing and redirect students who are struggling with their mental health.
Former ESPN reporter Kate Fagan wrote her New York Times best-selling book What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teenager because she experienced the stress first-hand as an athlete, and she witnessed the tragic consequence for a young student. Fagan has made it her mission to help coaches understand and protect vulnerable students.
In this exclusive interview, you will learn:
- How to reduce risk of mental health crisis among student athletes
- How to tell when a student is at risk
- How to engage a student to get help