Athletes: Perfectionism, Anxiety and Procrastination
8 million participants in high school athletics across the country each year. Mental health has been in the spotlight during COVID and the Summer Olympics. More athletes are sharing their challenges about but we are finally seeing more athletes speaking out about their challenges.
It has been reported that 33% of all college students experience significant symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. Among that group, 30% seek help. But of college athletes with mental health conditions, only 10% do. Among professional athletes, data shows that up to 35% of elite athletes suffer from a mental health crisis which may manifest as stress, eating disorders, burnout, or depression and anxiety. (Source: IECA 2021 Fall Conference- Anderson, Cooper, Bryany, and Neyer)
Resources to Support the Student-Athlete's Mental Well-Being
Athletes and Mental Health: The Hidden Opponent | Victoria Garrick | TEDxUSC
Survey shows student-athletes grappling with mental health issues
NCAA | Mental Health
NCAA | Mental Health Educational Resources
They Call Me Coach by John Wooden
Mind, Body and Sport - Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness
Covid and Test-Optional
Thriving in Life After College-
Key College Experiences
College List Building
A New Way to Pay for College
RaiseMe.com is a platform that helps 9-12th-grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 250 colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities.
How does it work?
Students create a portfolio and select colleges they’re interested in attending. As they add achievements to their portfolio - grades, club or sports participation, even college visits - they can see the micro-scholarships add up.
Partner colleges assign a potential dollar amount to certain achievements, which shows students how much they’d be guaranteed in scholarships if they are accepted to that school. For example, one college may offer $100 for an A, and another may offer $500.
As long as students meet the college’s eligibility requirements and any deadlines, and are accepted to the university, they can count on at least that much in scholarship awards on a per year basis.I