Mental health in the spotlight at NCAA Convention

January 10th, 2024

Student-athletes’ mental health took center stage Wednesday at the NCAA Convention in Phoenix.

Hundreds of attendees filled the room for the first of the Convention’s four featured education sessions, which included a panel discussion focused on implementing mental health best practices by creating healthy environments that support student-athlete mental health and well-being.

Hosted by NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline, the panel featured Laura Erickson-Schroth, chief medical officer at The JED Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to protect the mental health of teenagers and prevent suicide; Peggy Davis, associate vice president for intercollegiate athletics at Virginia State, where she also has served as women’s basketball head coach; and Alisia (Giac-Thao) Tran, a professor at Arizona State who heads the Tran Ethnic and Minority Psychology and Experiences Lab.

Read more: https://www.ncaa.org/news/2024/1/10/media-center-mental-health-in-the-spotlight-at-ncaa-convention.aspx