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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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Philip Sullivan and Laura Tennant

roles and be perceived as a receptive audience, particularly considering stigma concerns of student-athletes. This paper will focus on the overlooked role of student athletic therapists, and within this population, the construct of their mental health literacy (MHL). The MHL was first defined by Jorm

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

support initiatives ( Ferguson et al., 2019 ). In order to provide mental health support, coaches must have a working knowledge of mental health services and sufficient levels of mental health literacy ( Jorm, 2012 ). Mental health literacy refers to the knowledge and beliefs about mental health disorders

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Stephen P. Hebard, James E. Bissett, Emily Kroshus, Emily R. Beamon, and Aviry Reich

literacy. The integrated health literacy framework is a comprehensive conceptualization of health literacy that encompasses information being accessed, understood, appraised, and acted upon ( Sørensen et al., 2012 ). Consistent with this conceptualization, mental health literacy would not only include

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Shakiba Oftadeh-Moghadam, Neil Weston, and Paul Gorczynski

; Castaldelli-Maia et al., 2019 ). On top of these factors, other barriers include low levels of mental health literacy (MHL; Gulliver et al., 2012b ), denial of any mental health symptom difficulties ( Uphill et al., 2016 ), a lack of accessible mental health services ( Lopez & Levy, 2013 ), and a lack of

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Rodney Topping, Kyle F. Paradis, and Kyle Ferguson

). Mental health literacy is referred to as the “knowledge and beliefs about mental health disorders which aid recognition, management, or prevention” ( Jorm et al., 1997 , p. 182) and that “mental health literacy involves not only developing and using knowledge, but also changing attitudes, overcoming

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Shakiba Oftadeh-Moghadam and Paul Gorczynski

 al., 2019 ). One such strategy is mental health literacy (MHL). Here, MHL refers to an individual’s knowledge and beliefs about mental health and how they influence one’s intentions to seek support ( Jorm et al., 1997 ). MHL is a strategy committed to promoting mental health knowledge and positive attitudes

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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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International Sport Coaching Journal

TO OUR READERS: An error appeared in the following article: Drew, B.J., Sutcliffe, J.T., Liddle, S.K., Bruner, M.W., McLaren, C.D., Swann, C., Schweickle, M.J., & Vella, S.A. (2023). Mental health literacy workshop for youth sport coaches: A mixed-methods pilot study. International Sport Coaching

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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