improved mental health literacy may reduce barriers to mental health help-seeking. Secondary school athletic trainers may be the first to identify a mental health concern in practice and may serve as a source for adolescent athletes to improve mental health literacy. 


Upon completion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Define mental health literacy
  • Outline sources of stress unique to the adolescent student-athlete
  • Identify stigmas associated with help-seeking
  • Evaluate current mental health literacy interventions
  • Explore the role of the AT in mental health & wellness

Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Help-Seeking in Adolescent Athletes


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