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.
Many athletes report changes in sleep around stressful times and during times of changing training demands. If you are experiencing changes in your sleep, consider the suggestions at the link below provided by the USOPC Sport Psychology team. The main thing to know is that the process of sleeping is not actually in your control, however what is in your control is creating the conditions for sleep and giving yourself the opportunity to sleep.
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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.