1 in 4 college athletes show signs of depression, and 90% of college athletes who suffer from a mental health issue, don’t seek out the help they need. Over a nine-year span starting in 2003, 35 student-athletes in the U.S. committed suicide. The primary culprit to these astonishing numbers is the spotlight they face on a daily basis and the stigma that surrounds mental health disorders in student-athletes.
Our mission at HeadsIn is to improve the well-being of student-athletes by eliminating the stigma and opening the door for them to comfortably discuss their mental health through a secure survey system in a mobile application
Headsin utilizes a mobile application developed from validated screening tools and brain games that allow student-athlete mental health to be monitored and tracked. HeadsIn follows the trends in each individual user's responses to a variety of questions related to depression, anxiety, eating disorders and overall quality of life. If a negative pattern arises in a student-athlete's responses, they are connected with people in their support network.
"I think HeadsIn is fantastic. Coming from someone who has suffered from mental health issues, I know how hard it is to admit you are struggling. I think it is a great opportunity to help a lot of people!"
- Anonymous student-athlete (University of Iowa)
“For the longest time, I thought asking for help was a sign of weakness because that’s kind of what society teaches us, That’s especially true from an athlete’s perspective. If we ask for help, then we’re not this big macho athlete that people can look up to. Well, you know what? If someone wants to call me weak for asking for help, that’s their problem. Because I’m saving my own life."
- Michael Phelps (United States Olympic Swimming Champion)
“A lot of people have to accept that psychological and physical injuries are at the same level of intensity. They can do the same level of damage to somebody’s self confidence and their ability to perform.”
- Oliver Bone (Canadian Sailing)
Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have regarding student-athlete mental health.
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