Faer Ball: Mental Health in Professional Baseball

Author: Ryan J. Faer In February of 2018, I sat in the office of the Director of Player Development for the Cleveland Indians, ready to share with him something that very few people knew: I was there to tell this man, our Farm Director, that I had depression. In fact, much of my life to…

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We Need to Talk About Mental Health in Athletics

Death by suicide is a complicated occurrence which often leaves loved ones saddened and confused. The on-paper version of Tyler Hilinski’s passing is no exception: tall, bright, likeable young man playing quarterback in the Pac10. He leaves behind a loving family and host of friends who will miss him dearly. So what went wrong? Many recent…

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Good Athlete Project

Coaches, Athletes, Parents, and Mentors of all kinds… it’s time to Embrace the Conversation of Mental Health in Athletics. At the Good Athlete Project, we believe that if you are part of a team, there should always be someone to reach out to. Coaches should work to embrace the conversation and support athletes as needed.…

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Links to Support

MentalHealth.gov: https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help Embrace Mental Health: https://www.embracemh.org/ Hotlines via Embrace Mental Health: https://www.embracemh.org/hotlines Take a Screening via Embrace Mental Health: https://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/embracemh Self-Care Networks and Apps via Embrace Mental Health: https://www.embracemh.org/self-care

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