Approximately 1 in every 4-5 youths in America meets the criteria for a mental health disorder. The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high for those 18-25 as in those aged 50 years and older.


Approaching patients with concerns regarding mental well-being can be an uncomfortable experience. As athletic trainers, we may play a unique insider role in the life of a patient. ATs have the ability to identify “red flags” as well as provide the opportunity to be an advocate for the welfare of the individual.


NATA Statements:

Preventing, Detecting, and Managing Disordered Eating in Athletes

Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student Athletes with Psychological Concerns at the Collegiate Level

Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student Athletes with Psychological Concerns at the Secondary School Level

Safe Weight Loss and Maintenance Practices in Sports and Exercise


Additional Resources:

ACSM Position Statement: The Female Athlete Triad

AMSSM Position Statement: ADHD and the Athlete

AOSSM Consensus Statement: Psychological Issues Related to Injury in Athletes and the Team Physician

APA: ADHD Information Website

NATA: Bullying and Hazing Infographic

NATA: Critical Incident Stress Management 101 Infographic

NATA: Cultural Competence Infographic

NATA: Injury Nutrition Infographic

NATA: Mental Health Infographic

NATA: Nutrition Clock Infographic

NATA: The Power of Sleep Infographic

NATA: Suicide Awareness Infographic

NATA: Weight Management Infographic

NCAA: Managing Mental Health

NCAA: Mental Health

NCAA: Treatment of the Female Athlete Triad

NCAA Guidelines Regarding ADHD Stimulant Exception

NIH: Recommendation for Reporting of Suicide

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