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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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Joshua R. Jackson, Emily J. Dirks, and Andrew C. Billings

). Mental health stigma update: A review of consequences . Advances in Mental Health, 12 ( 3 ), 202 – 215 . 10.1080/18374905.2014.11081898 Siefken , K. , Junge , A. , & Laemmle , L. ( 2019 ). How does sport affect mental health? An investigation

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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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Georgia A. Bird, Mary L. Quinton, and Jennifer Cumming

low mental illness), which would improve athlete MHL and potentially reduce mental health stigma in sport. An important implication of this study is that those working with athletes need to be aware of the emotion regulation strategies athletes are using and the effects on indicators of their mental

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Dean R. Watson, Andrew P. Hill, and Daniel J. Madigan

Clinical Sport Psychology, 12 ( 3 ), 347 – 364 . doi: 10.1123/jcsp.2017-0010 Breslin , G. , Shannon , S. , Ferguson , K. , Devlin , S. , Haughey , T. , & Prentice , G. ( 2019 ). Predicting athlete mental health stigma using the theory of reasoned action framework . Journal of Clinical

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Aidan D. Kraus and Erica Tibbetts

, 2019 ; Rodgers et al., 2017 ). While the dual role of being a student and an athlete can lead to similar rates of mental health challenges for student-athletes compared with their nonathlete peers, general mental health stigma, in addition to the connection between sport and mental toughness

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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