NCAA Chief Medical Officer Focusing On College Athletes’ Mental Health

The Wall Street Journal (12/2, Terlep, Subscription Publication) reports that in the aftermath of last week’s apparent suicide of Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge, neurologist Brian Hainline, MD, chief medical officer for the NCAA, will soon be making recommendations that collegiate athletic directors have players screened for mental health disorders and take a greater role in helping the athletes manage any medications they must take. Dr. Hainline will also make recommendations on how university counseling centers can properly treat athletes.

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— “The Mental Health of the College Athlete,” Sharon Terlep, Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2014.

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