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Philp Sullivan, Jessica Murphy and Mishka Blacker

disbelief regarding both the availability and benefits of treatment ( Jorm, 2012 ). To address this neglected area, the term Mental Health Literacy (MHL), defined as the knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders, which aid in their recognition, management or prevention, was developed ( Jorm, 2012 ). To

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Graig M. Chow, Matthew D. Bird, Nicole T. Gabana, Brandon T. Cooper and Martin A. Swanbrow Becker

help. Furthermore, and highly relevant to the current study, an individual’s intention to seek help is predicted by their attitudes about seeking help, as well as barriers (e.g., stigma) and facilitators (e.g., literacy) of help-seeking. Destigmatization Interventions Mental health literacy (MHL

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Emily Kroshus, Jessica Wagner, David L. Wyrick and Brian Hainline

services ( Kroshus, 2017 ). To engage in this role, coaches must themselves have attitudes supportive of mental health care seeking. They must also have adequate mental health literacy. Sørensen et al.’s ( 2012 ) multidimensional conceptualization of health literacy means being able to identify problem

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Matthew J. Smith and Oliver R. Runswick

experiences. The sharing of these stories addresses the calls of Henriksen et al. ( 2019 ) and Gorczynski et al. ( 2019 ) to develop mental health literacy, which is a strategy that promotes “knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management or prevention” ( Jorm et

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Matthews * 1 09 2019 13 3 421 439 10.1123/jcsp.2017-0043 jcsp.2017-0043 The Level of Mental Health Literacy Among Athletic Staff in Intercollegiate Sport Philp Sullivan * Jessica Murphy * Mishka Blacker * 1 09 2019 13 3 440 450 10.1123/jcsp.2018-0052 jcsp.2018-0052 Professional Footballers

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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

mental health services. The project is guided by empirical and theoretical support for the value of promoting mental health literacy within communities to prevent, promote, and intervene in mental health. Notably, the authors defined mental health literacy as an individual’s understanding of mental

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than their female counterparts to seek help. Because family support is key for treatment, parents’ mental health literacy and recognition are important. In an effort to better understand the role of sport in addressing mental health issues among adolescents, this research investigated sport parents

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Sara L. Giovannetti, Jessica R.G. Robertson, Heather L. Colquhoun and Cindy K. Malachowski

-effectiveness, and confidentiality. Gulliver, Griffiths, Christensen, Mackinnon, et al. ( 2012 ) developed a web-based intervention tailored to elite athletes and demonstrated a trend indicative of improved mental health literacy and stigma reduction relative to a control group. This topic marks another avenue for

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Stewart A. Vella

participants will be greater competence, confidence, connection, and character, as well as personal assets that underpin mental health and well-being, such as a strong social identity and high levels of mental health literacy ( Vella, Liddle, et al., in press ). The long-term outcomes of participation in

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Susanna Kola-Palmer, Samantha Buckley, Gabrielle Kingston, Jonathan Stephen, Alison Rodriguez, Nicole Sherretts and Kiara Lewis

unwillingness to express emotion, lack of problem awareness and low mental health literacy are important barriers to help-seeking in elite athletes ( Gulliver, Griffiths, & Christensen, 2012a ; Wood, Harrison, & Kucharska, 2017 ). Player Welfare Although research relating to athlete mental health and welfare