How Coaches Can Protect Athletes’ Mental Health

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

Watch Kate Fagan’s “What Made Maddy Run” presentation at Claritycon2020-2021 Reimagined here. Check our calendar for upcoming events!

  • Clarity Child Guidance Center is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center for kids ages 3 to 17 in South Texas. Our staff of children’s mental health professionals is the largest in the region. When a child is in crisis, we work with families to get much needed treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this guest article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of One in Five Minds or Clarity Child Guidance Center. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. One in Five Minds and Clarity Child Guidance Center accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

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