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Mental Health in Equestrian Sport

Hannah Butler-Coyne, Vaithehy Shanmuganathan-Felton, and Jamie Taylor

Sport participation has well-established physical and mental health benefits ( Biddle & Mutrie, 2008 ; Daley, 2008 ). Conversely, and as associated within the athlete population, intense exercise and physical activity has been found to compromise mental health with suggestion of increased

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Supporting Mental Health in Youth Sport: Introducing a Toolkit for Coaches, Clubs, and Organisations

Courtney C. Walton, Serena Carberry, Michael Wilson, Rosemary Purcell, Lisa Olive, Stewart Vella, and Simon Rice

Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability among young people ( Erskine et al., 2015 ), and the concerning prevalence of these disorders among adolescents has been recognised as a key global health issue ( Patel et al., 2007 ). The worldwide‐pooled prevalence of mental disorders

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Mental Health Literacy Workshop for Youth Sport Coaches: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study

Breanna J. Drew, Jordan T. Sutcliffe, Sarah K. Liddle, Mark W. Bruner, Colin D. McLaren, Christian Swann, Matthew J. Schweickle, and Stewart A. Vella

Mental health can be defined as “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to society” ( WHO, 2014 ). Unfortunately, global reports indicate that youth are

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Mental Health Services for Canadian University Student-Athletes: An Exploratory Survey

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

Mental health is a growing public health problem in university students ( Bayram & Bilgel, 2008 ; Ibrahim, Kelly, Adams, & Glazebrook, 2013 ; Lageborn, Ljung, Vaez, & Dahlin, 2017 ; Storrie, Ahern, & Tuckett, 2010 ). University students are often at an increased risk for mental health issues due

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Psychometric Assessment of the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form in Athletes: A Bifactor Modeling Approach

Stephen Shannon, Mark Shevlin, and Gavin Breslin

In response to the preponderance and legacy of the illness-based model of mental health, Keyes ( 2002 ) presented a theory to reclaim “mental health” as a positive construct characterized by “flourishing.” Keyes ( 2005 ) later examined axioms of multidimensional mental health, presenting a two

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The Level of Mental Health Literacy Among Athletic Staff in Intercollegiate Sport

Philp Sullivan, Jessica Murphy, and Mishka Blacker

information, individuals are aware that they benefit from understanding the importance of symptom recognition, early intervention, and prevention of physical illness or injury ( Jorm, 2012 ). Unfortunately, the benefits to having this level of understanding and awareness in regard to mental health are much

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Controlled Evaluation of an Optimization Approach to Mental Health and Sport Performance

Brad Donohue, Yulia Gavrilova, Marina Galante, Elena Gavrilova, Travis Loughran, Jesse Scott, Graig Chow, Christopher P. Plant, and Daniel N. Allen

; Sundgot-Borgen & Torstveit, 2004 ). There is support to suggest specialized mental health interventions are warranted in athletes ( Donohue et al., 2016 ). Indeed, athletes have been indicated to experience unique stressors ( Gulliver, Griffiths, & Chrisenisen, 2012 ; Schwenk, 2003 ), they are

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“Someone to Talk to”: Influence of Player Welfare Provision on Mental Health in Professional Rugby League Players

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

Common mental health disorders (CMDs) include different types of depression and anxiety disorders ( Stansfeld et al., 2016 ). They are associated with a range of emotional, cognitive, behavioural and physical symptoms, and cause substantial emotional distress and interfere with daily function. They

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Development of the Sport Mental Health Continuum—Short Form (Sport MHC-SF)

Brian J. Foster and Graig M. Chow

) developed the Mental Health Continuum, currently referred to as the Mental Health Continuum—Long Form (MHC-LF). The measure consists of 40 items, including seven items measuring subjective well-being, six 3-item subscales measuring the six dimensions of psychological well-being, and five 3-item subscales

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Empirical Development of a Screening Method to Assist Mental Health Referrals in Collegiate Athletes

Bradley Donohue, Marina Galante, Julia Maietta, Bern Lee, Nina Paul, Joanne E. Perry, Arianna Corey, and Daniel N. Allen

comparable to, or higher than, their non-athlete peers (see Donohue, Gavrilova, Galante, Gavrilova et al., 2018 ; Reardon & Factor, 2010 ; Rice et al., 2016 ), who between the ages of 18–36 years have a 30% annual incidence of mental health issues ( U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012