Recent NHL suicides, along with stories from sports celebrities such as Canadian Clara Hughes and American Amanda Beard, have highlighted the importance of mental health in the world of sports. In one study, 17% of athletes studied had either a generalized anxiety disorder or eating disorder. In a community with such a strong affinity for athletics, the need is great for coaches, parents and athletes to be familiar with sport mental wellness. CMHA stands ready to help you or your athlete develop their mental core. The following are some ways:
Presentations: We have a variety of presentations designed for coaches and parents.
Consultation: We provide help to navigate the system.
Focused Events: We coordinate several specialized forums for education.
Literature: We resource through articles, book recommendations, and websites.