Guidelines Suggest Parents, Coaches Should Look Out For Mental Health Problems In High School Athletes

Reuters (3/2, Rapaport) reports that athletes in high school may not be getting enough help with mental health problems including bullying, depression, eating disorders and substance use. For that reason, new guidelines published in the March issue of the Journal of Athletic Training suggest that parents and athletic coaches should all learn the signs of when kids are experiencing such problems and refer them to mental healthcare professionals, if necessary.

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— “High school athletes need more help with mental health issues,” Lisa Rapport, Reuters, March 2, 2015.

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