STUDENT ATHLETES ARE FACING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS.
"Where there's a will, there's a way."
"The best don't rest."
"Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going."
"Win at all costs."
The culture of athletics makes it hard for athletes to differentiate between hard work and pushing too far. Taking care of mental health is associated with weakness.
Although a growing number of athletes have started speaking out about their struggles, an estimated 92% of colleges still don't have adequate support for athletes. Mental and physical health remain on separate playing fields.
The Hidden Opponent is an accredited nonprofit and advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness for student-athlete mental health. Through advocacy, education, and support, our goal is to end mental health stigma in sports culture.