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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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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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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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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

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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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Matthew D. Bird, Graig M. Chow, Gily Meir and Jaison Freeman

Previous research investigating mental health stigma and student-athletes has provided mixed findings. In a recent empirical study, student-athletes were shown to experience higher levels of perceived public stigma compared to non-athletes ( Kaier et al., 2015 ). In contrast, it has also been noted that

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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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Gavin Breslin, Tandy Haughey, Wesley O’Brien, Laura Caulfield, Alexa Robertson and Martin Lawlor

 = 18; and large n  = 24). The training lasted 75 minutes. Focus group discussions took place after the training and questionnaire completion. Outcome Measures The following four scales were used: The Reported and Intended Behaviour Scale (RIBS; Evans-Lacko et al., 2011 ) is a measure of mental health