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Coaches & Professionals Resource Guide

Below are resources for athletic coaches and professionals surrounding various topics related to mental health, diversity, equity, inclusion, safety, nutrition, wellness, etc.:

Feel free to make a copy of our Institutional Resources Guide Template form and adjust to your institution! We recommend adding links to each resource, and you can share this form directly with your student-athletes when they are in need of resources around campus!


  • Beth Lorell, LCSW, MPH: Beth is a therapist with a background in clinical social work and public health. She strongly believes organizations can champion mental health and promote a culture of well-being while also running elite sports programs.

    • Resources:

      • The Mental Health-Informed Coach Educational Program

The Menal Health Informed Coach
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Domestic Violence Awareness

  • One Love Foundation: aims to end relationship abuse and create a world of healthier relationships. The foundation was founded to honor the tragic death of Yeardley Love by engaging young people through compelling, relatable films and honest conversations around healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors. 

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: This project was supported by Grant Number 90EV0459 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mental Health:

  • Morgan's Message: aims to amplify stories, resources and expertise to strengthen student-athlete mental health, builds a community by and for athletes through peer-to-peer conversations and provides a platform for advocacy

    • Resources:

  • Katie's Save: is based on the principle of student-choice. It is a mission to implement a policy where students can opt for a trusted adult ‘Designated Advocate’ to receive notice and provide support when they need it the most. The initiative of Katie’s Save is the prevention of any future tragedies.

  • Minding Your Mind: Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to students in kindergarten through college, and to the adults in their communities. Our goal is to end the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. By increasing help-seeking behavior, Minding Your Mind programs move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education. 

  • Hilinski’s Hope: is a non-profit organization formed to promote awareness and education of mental health and wellness for student athletes. The Foundation’s mission is to educate, advocate, and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness, while funding programs that provide student-athletes with the tools and resources that support their mental health and wellness.



  • Sidelined USA: believes every athlete blocked off from competition due to medical reasons deserves the continued support from their athletic community. Sidelined USA offers every team, school, and institution nationwide specialized tools in order to offer that continued support in a meaningful way. 

  • Athlete Brain Health Foundation: the mission of the Athlete Brain Health Foundation is to further advance research, education and science as it relates to long-term brain health in order to improve the quality of clinical care and patient outcomes.

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