U of M rolls out pilot program to offer mental health support to student-athletes

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A pilot program to help student-athletes cope with mental health problems is under way at the University of Michigan.

Daniel Eisenberg, associate professor at the U of M School of Public Health, is responsible for evaluating the program’s effectiveness. He said the program aims to educate student-athletes about mental health issues – and to reduce the stigma of getting help.

“We found in our data that it’s about one out of three college students who at any given time are experiencing a significant mental health issue, like a depression or anxiety disorders,” Eisenberg said, adding that only about 10% of student-athletes with these symptoms seek help, compared with 30% of students overall.  Read the entire article.