Mental Health Resources

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Mental health is a key component of the overall health and wellbeing of a person. Here we share a collection of resources focused on physical activity for mental wellbeing as well as resources dedicated to athlete mental health.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please seek help immediately.

  • Call 911 and notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency.
  • Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors at 988
  • Text the Crisis Text Line by sending "NAMI" to 741-741 to receive 24/7 crisis support via text message from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
  • More information.

Mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are known to reduce the ability and desire to participate in health-promoting behaviors. Learn how your city ranks for mental health status by the American Fitness Index®.

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Mental Toughness in Sport: Scientific Evidence Needs to Match Enthusiasm

Presented as a part of ACSM's Brown Bag in Science.
Presenter: Andreas Stamatis, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Lab Director State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh

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Supporting Well-Being: Clinicians Becoming Social Resources for Health

Presented by ACSM partner Wellcoaches
Presenter: Erika Jackson, MCC, MLHR, NBC-HWC, Chief Coaching Officer, Wellcoaches
February, 2023

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In January 2000, Wellcoaches founded the first coaching school for health and wellness professionals, with a vision of creating a new health professional who is expert in facilitating behavior change. ACSM offers a number of resources co-developed with Wellcoaches, as well as endorses Wellcoaches' Health and Wellness Coach certification.

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Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)

AASP is the premier association that ensures every performer has the resources to strengthen their inner edge through the advancement and application of excellence in mental performance and mental health. AASP represents an inclusive field of Certified Mental Performance Consultants® (CMPC), licensed mental health professionals, educators and researchers.

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