USC-MHS is a 501(c)(3) | Join the effort to support mental wellness in sports!

USC-MHS MISSION

The U.S. Center for Mental Health & Sport, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, develops sport environments that allow for optimum mental wellness by providing mental health training and resources, opening pathways to access additional mental health support services, and committing to the advancement of mental health and sport research.

SPONSORSHIP & DONORS

We are seeking sponsors and donors to assist with bringing increased mental health awareness and support to sport environments all across the USA. You can be the difference in allowing sport participants to start the conversations about mental health and in providing them with hope that reaching optimal mental health is possible! All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE as we are a 501(c)(3).
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About Our Mission

Sport has the potential to transform all of its participants. We believe that part of this transformation should include supporting the mental wellbeing of all involved so that everyone can reach their optimal mental wellness. Supporting mental wellbeing and providing interventions for mental illness takes a village. 

Therefore, the US Center for Mental Health & Sport provides administrators, coaches, parents and athletes with resources they need to learn how to create a mental health supporting environment. We tap into leading edge research on mental health through partnerships with renowned research fellows and mental health organizations. We provide training so that our members can not only recognize the signs and symptoms that indicate someone may be experiencing mental health issues, but are also well-equipped to provide an environment in which all participants can thrive and appropriate support can be provided.

Unfortunately, sport is an environment where toughness is expected, fostering a strong stigma around mental health due to misconceptions that opening up about mental health issues could be admitting weakness.  The truth is, WE ALL HAVE MENTAL HEALTH and that mental health lies somewhere along a continuum at any point in time. Talking about mental health is not a weakness, it shows strength in wanting to support wellness. 
Join us, We are ONE TEAM!
TOGETHER 
we can 
BREAK the STIGMA!
Contact us:
admin@mentalhealthandsport.org

USC-MHS Core Pillars

Mental Health Certification

Certification

Mental health training

Programs

Person experiencing depression

Support

Researcher working

Research

These are the focal areas that encompass the work of the USC-MHS. We provide mental health awareness training that incorporates knowledge needed to effectively apply that training to a sport environment and with sport participants. We deliver additional programs to further enhance mental health and sport knowledge and application of best practices for supporting mental health in sport. We provide pathways to mental health resources and support, including connections with professional mental health service providers. And finally, all of the training, programs, and recommendations of the USC-MHS are evidence-based and we are committed to increasing the amount of available mental health and sport research available by developing this research with our Research Fellows group.

"I say put mental health first." 

--SIMONE BILES
EVERYONE has mental health. We should never be ashamed to START THE CONVERSATION. Let's end the STIGMA in sport environments. At the U.S. Center for Mental Health & Sport, we are continually looking for more ways to support individuals' mental health regardless of where they currently fall on the mental health continuum. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!

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