Mental Health & Athletes
Relationship Between Mental Health & Athletes
The Eric Monday Foundation strives to raise awareness and remove the stigma related to mental health issues. Our goals are to assist individuals, families and communities in recognizing that mental illness should not be stigmatized or ignored; and to connect people to the support organizations and professionals that can meet their needs.
To learn more about mental health issues related to athletes and competitive sports, please take a moment to visit our Resources page.
Fairfax County Athletic Community Mental Health Symposium
Brian Monday, President of the Eric Monday Foundation recently served on a panel for the Mental Health Symposium presented by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services and Fairfax Athletes Stand Together (F.A.S.T.) There was an excellent discussion regarding mental health and the role coaches, parents and sports administrators can play in supporting and encouraging youth athletes as they cope with the struggles and pressures of their early development.
You are invited to view the symposium here: