$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Mental health problems are common in the United States, with 6.8% of the adult population and 12.8% of the adolescent population experiencing a major depressive episode in any given year. Although there are many documented benefits of sports participation, athletes are not immune to these mental health problems. Increased time demand, the pressure to perform, pain and injury can often place the athlete at risk for developing a mental health challenge or illness. The majority of athletic trainers (77%) report having experience with patients with mood disorders, however athletic trainers also report feeling underprepared to handle mental health situations. Additionally, while many athletic trainers report recognizing signs of mood disorders in their patients, signs of distress or impaired functioning are not always obvious and it is important for athletic trainers to be educated about warning signs and risk factors for depression, suicidal ideation, and nonsuicidal self-injury. This webinar will address these concerns and will provide strategies for approaching someone with your concerns, initiating a mental health referral, and educating the individual about proven self-help strategies.
Athletic Training Domains:
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Domain 2 – Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
Domain 3 – Immediate and Emergency Care
Domain 5 – Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
Participants will be able to identify risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, including depression, suicidal ideation, and non-suicidal self-injury.
Participants will be able to apply a mental health action plan to individuals in crisis and non-crisis situations.
Participants will be able to educate individuals on evidence-based professional, peer, and self-help resources.