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Tips for Staying Connected During COVID-19 Crisis

May 27, 2020, 9:58 a.m. (ET)

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) announced its commitment to join the nationwide movement to promote Mental Health Awareness Month in May through its “We Are Team USA” campaign. The promotion of “in this together” is focused on raising awareness around mental health resources and needs within the Team USA community and promoting a culture that encourages proactively seeking and delivering mental health support for everyone.

Human beings are fundamentally social. The deleterious effects of social isolation on physical and mental is well documented; we need each other in this ever-changing landscape of training and competition. The USOPC Sport Psychology Professional team encourages you to focus on maintaining the social connections that help us stay focused and thrive while minimizing physical contact following recommended guidelines. In the below document you will find several apps that are designed to help build online community through shared activity and virtual communication, provide a training forum and reinforce healthy stress management behaviors during this difficult time.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing an urgent mental health issue, we encourage you to text HOME to 741741, or call (800) 273-8255 to speak to a mental health professional. In the process of helping yourself, you may be inspiring courage in others to seek help as well.

Recently, USA Field Hockey announced a partnership with BelievePerform, the world’s leading online source for mental health and well-being. With the current conditions and high levels of uncertainty across the world, the organization is proud to have BelievePerform supporting members to learn and develop their mental fitness. BelievePerform is an online platform that provides member coaches/umpires/adults, athletes/parents and high-performance coaches with high-quality content to help improve performance. The website includes a variety of material which caters to all audiences and includes articles, videos, podcasts and infographics.

USA Field Hockey Members get a special discount price to purchase a Mental Fitness Program Upgrade for a reduced price of $25 per year. Click here to learn more.