Sports and Mental Health
What We Can Do
The Generation Text Online Framework supports high performance athletic clubs and sports programs around the nation with the awareness of the mind/body/spirit connection to performance. Often overlooked in high performing athletic organizations is the mental health and wellness research and the system to bridge that research to practice.
Our Framework provides coaches and players with the development of routines, practices, habits and learning activities to build and strengthen psychological, emotional and social skills. The architecture is to provide a program evaluation in the area of mental health and wellness, empower coaches and staff with strategies and techniques and provide ongoing interventions and supports for players.
How Generation Text Online Mental Health Framework Effects Performance
- Develops a mindset that embraces the mind, body, spirit connection
- Builds confidence
- Helps athletes achieve full potential
- Develops coping skills for stress and anxiety
- Develops coping skills for pressures of competition, coaches and high performance expectations
- Helps athletes learn to work through setbacks and performance blocks
- Develops skills for dealing with losses, injury and low motivation
- Develops skills to deal with fitting individual goals with team goals
- Addresses the factors that contribute to the high transfer rate of scholarship athletes
Mental health isn’t just an athlete thing. What you do for a living doesn’t have to define who you are. This is an everyone thing. No matter what our circumstances, we’re all carrying around things that hurt — and they can hurt us if we keep them buried inside. Not talking about our inner lives robs us of really getting to know ourselves and robs us of the chance to reach out to others in need. So if you’re reading this and you’re having a hard time, no matter how big or small it seems to you, I want to remind you that you’re not weird or different for sharing what you’re going through.
Just the opposite. It could be the most important thing you do. It was for me.