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Gavin Breslin, Stephen Shannon, Kyle Ferguson, Shauna Devlin, Tandy Haughey, and Garry Prentice

interventions, mental health stigma remains prevalent ( Ahmedani, 2011 ). Stigma is the disapproval of a person or group on social characteristics that serve to distinguish them, from other members of society. When applied to health conditions including mental illness, stigma manifests itself in several ways

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Matthew D. Bird, Eadie E. Simons, and Patricia C. Jackman

stigmas toward help-seeking, it may be the case that these personal resources in athletes with higher mental toughness could result in lower levels of mental health stigma toward help-seeking. Athletes with higher mental toughness are said to be characterized by the ability to strive, survive, and thrive

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Judy L. Van Raalte, Allen E. Cornelius, Staci Andrews, Nancy S. Diehl, and Britton W. Brewer

Physically and mentally healthy student-athletes are in a good position to thrive academically, socially, and athletically. Unfortunately, many student-athletes fail to get the mental health help they need due to factors such as lack of knowledge and mental health stigma. The purpose of this research was to create and evaluate a multimedia, interactive website ( to enable student-athletes to gain the necessary knowledge and confidence to make effective mental health referrals. Study 1 was conducted to determine if the website functioned as intended. In Study 2, 27 intercollegiate athletic directors and coaches evaluated the website. Their favorable evaluations led to Study 3, a controlled field trial with a national sample of 153 student-athletes. Results indicated that viewing the site resulted in enhanced mental health referral knowledge and efficacy relative to a control group. These results suggest that tailored online programming can affect outcomes for student-athletes across geographic regions and resource availability levels.

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J.D. DeFreese, Samuel R. Walton, Avinash Chandran, and Zachary Y. Kerr

, culminating contests, or tournaments). The work of clinically trained sport psychology professionals has been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the need for athlete mental health services has grown. The added spotlight on the importance of mental health may have helped to reduce mental health

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

acknowledging that mental health stigma exists and that they can play a key role in helping student-athletes get the mental health help that they need. 4. Intention to support athletes struggling with mental health concerns Increase coach intentions to engage in specific behaviors related to supporting team

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Eric W. MacIntosh and Popi Sotiriadou

. , Devlin , S. , & Haughey , T. ( 2019 ). Predicting athlete mental health stigma using the theory of reasoned action framework . Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 13, 103 – 115 . doi:10.1123/jcsp.2017-0055 10.1123/jcsp.2017-0055 Brouwers , J. , Sotiriadou , P. , & De Bosscher , V

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Jolan Kegelaers, Paul Wylleman, I. (Belle) N.A. van Bree, Francesco Wessels, and Raôul R.D. Oudejans

). Mental health support might include strategies to monitor clinical or subclinical symptoms of mental disorders, to decrease mental health stigma and barriers toward seeking help, and to provide access to adequate health services. Organizations might also invest in preventive education programs to teach

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Rachel Vaccaro and Ted M. Butryn

, Jarlenski, & Barry, 2014 ). Tabloid newspapers and otherwise unreliable sources were also equally as effective as factual stories in contributing to the mental health stigma ( Anderson, 2003 ). In the mainstream media, individuals suffering from mental illness were most often portrayed as violent, crazy

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Julie Freedman, Sally Hage, and Paula A. Quatromoni

nutrition, social media literacy, mental health, and proper training is needed in the male sport environment as a core prevention strategy. This research identifies opportunities to address gender stereotypes, mental health stigma, and aspects of the sport and social media culture that serve as barriers to

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Robert C. Hilliard, Lorenzo A. Redmond, and Jack C. Watson II

proactive in attempting to maintain their well-being, which could include having positive beliefs about seeking mental health services in order to maintain well-being. Although research examining the relationship of self-compassion and mental health stigma is nascent, self-compassion has been found to be