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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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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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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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Breanna Drew and James Matthews

-out,” borrowing a concept from other health related behaviors such as organ donation ( Eisenberg et al., 2013 ). At an interpersonal level, an appropriate strategy might to develop the mental health literacy of student-athletes’ coaches and teammates so they have the knowledge and skills to provide support and

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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

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Gavin Breslin, Tandy Haughey, Wesley O’Brien, Laura Caulfield, Alexa Robertson and Martin Lawlor

Australia . Bapat , S. , Jorm , A.F. , & Lawrence , K. ( 2009 ). Evaluation of a mental health literacy training program for junior sporting clubs . Psychiatry, 17 , 475 – 479 . doi:10.1080/10398560902964586 Bär , K.-J. , Markser , V.Z. ( 2013 ). Sport specificity of mental disorders: The

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Graig M. Chow, Matthew D. Bird, Stinne Soendergaard and Yanyun Yang

research investigating coaches’ management of alcohol use amongst student-athletes might benefit from the development of quantitative measures of alcohol literacy similar to those used to measure mental health literacy ( O’Connor & Casey, 2015 ). This would not only provide a quantitative way to measure