Student Athletes are Less Likely to Seek Help for Mental Health Issues
Colleges and universities need to do more to address the mental health of their student-athletes. That’s the conclusion of Bill Squadron, an assistant professor of Sports Management at Elon University. Squadron cited a recent study that found that a third of college students endure at least one mental health challenge, with only 30 percent of that group seeking assistance. Among student-athletes with a mental health challenge, only 1 in 10 seek help. “This suggests…athletic departments must be more vigilant…in discussing mental health issues and creating an environment where student-athletes are comfortable coming forward to receive assistance,” Squadron said.