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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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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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Tom Webb, Paul Gorczynski, Shakiba Oftadeh-Moghadam, and Laura Grubb

athletes lack knowledge of mental health symptoms and disorders, and where to turn to for support. Athletes also expressed stigmatizing views toward mental health and help seeking for poor mental health ( Coyle et al., 2017 ). Put simply, elite athletes have demonstrated a lack of mental health literacy

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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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Alexis Peters, Julliana Tapia, and Stephanie H. Clines

-based education and training Athletes connected: Results from a pilot project to address knowledge and attitudes about mental health among college student-athletes A program to reduce stigma toward mental illness and promote mental health literacy and help-seeking in national collegiate athletic association

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athlete’s potential; facilitate mastery experiences (i.e., setting realistic and achievable goals that facilitate the feeling of accomplishment); and create uplifting, fun, and safe environments with a culture of respect and accountability. Coaches’ Mental Health Literacy and Role Perceptions for

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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