Mental Health

Mental Health

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 the 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 Position Statements

 

NATA Consensus Statements

 

Additional Position/Consensus Statements

 

Other Resources