When thinking about athletes, we often forget about athlete mental health. Athletes, especially professional athletes, can sometimes seem larger than life, leading us to forget that they are normal people who undergo the same struggles as everybody else.
In fact, it has been reported that roughly 35 percent of professional athletes suffer from mental illness. Additionally, collegiate athletes are two percent more likely to suffer from mental illness than college students who do not participate in a sport.
The fact of the matter is that as mental illness becomes stigmatized, more and more people are coming forward with their stories and struggles. It’s important for us to be able to recognize mental illness in everybody, especially in those whose mental health is often looked over. That’s why we created PROmotion; to create a tool that helps show the warning signs of mental illness in everybody. So how can we support athlete mental health? Read the next section below to find out.
Recognize the Warning Signs
One of the first steps we can take to support athlete mental health is to recognize the warning signs. Oftentimes warning signs of mental health are brushed off as nerves or situational anxiety, when in reality they can be indicative of something much deeper. With PROmotion, we can recognize these signs with ease.
All screenings and surveys taken through the PROmotion mobile app are automatically fed through our flagging system. Our flagging system automatically grades each answer that the participant gives, so you can easily recognize what pieces of data need to be brought to your attention. Our green flag means everything is normal, our yellow flag means it is borderline or showing warning signs, and our red flag means that the answer is abnormal.
With PROmotion you don’t need a medical degree to realize when something needs attention. Furthermore, you can schedule visits with doctors and therapists directly from the PROmotion application, making dealing with athlete mental health easier than ever.
Sound Body, Sound Mind
While athlete mental health is our main focus, physical injuries or ailments can be just as devastating to one who uses their body to do something that they love. That’s why PROmotion offers more than just mental health screenings. In addition to our wellness screenings and mental health surveys, we offer
- Covid-19 Screenings
- Baseline Screenings
- Pain-Scale Screenings
- Post-Injury Screenings
- Concussion Symptom Tracking
- And more!
A sound body equals a sound mind, and you can have both with PROmotion!
Connect With Us Today!
Understanding and noticing athlete mental health has never been easier. With PROmotion, you are provided a platform to understand the warning signs of mental health, a way to track the progress of both mental and physical injuries, and a way to seek treatment.
Don’t let student mental health fly under the radar any longer. Connect with us today to get started!