Director of atheltic counseling Abigail Eiler and Athletes Connected program coordinator Rachel Amity come on to talk about what treatment options are available for student athletes who struggle with mental health.
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In 2017, 13.1% of 18-24 year olds suffered a major depressive disorder. Eating disorders, anxiety and stress are also causing major problems with college-aged individuals. The issue of mental health and how to treat it is becoming more and more vital for colleges, and also for athletic departments.
So what options are there for a Michigan student-athlete?
Michigan Daily football beat writers Aria Gerson and Ethan ears join Kent Schwartz to talk about why Big Ten football is back. What is their plan, why did they change their minds and what does Michigan look like this upcoming year are all discussed in the podcast.
Following in the NBA's footsteps, athletes from Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan organized a protest against police brutality and the continued shootings of unnarmed Black persons by police. After marching through Ann Arbor, the athletes shared their message with the rally and with reporters, which are included in this podcast.
Senior track athlete Briana Nelson created Wolverines Against Racism (WAR), a student-led group within Michigan athletics focused on student-athletes coming together to use their unique platforms to help fight against social injustice.
Sitting on practice field behind Schembechler Hall, the Michigan football team learned what most already knew: Their season — like those of the MAC and Mountain West — would have to wait. The Big Ten, the first Power Five conference to do so, postponed their season, with hopes of playing in the Spring.