Mental health is a struggle for so many under the best of circumstances, but the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis has created even bigger challenges. Sports and Society spoke with student-athletes and mental health experts to identify the challenges faced by our student-athletes and how we can support and guide them through these challenging times.
Our event was co-chaired by Lori Holtmann. Hayden Grove of Cleveland.com was our master of ceremonies.
Duane Washington, Jr., Ohio State basketball
Wyatt Davis, Ohio State football
Emma Nwofor, Ohio State track
James Houle, lead sport psychologist for Ohio State Sports Medicine
Jennifer Carter, lead sport psychologist for Ohio State Sports Medicine
Chelsi Day, clinical sports psychologist
William Parham, director of mental health and wellness of National Basketball Players Association
Gina McDowell, clinical educator for Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Prince Moody, Ohio State SASSO
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