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Addressing Student-Athlete Mental Health With Big Ten Commissioner Warren

Guest Kevin Warren, Big Ten
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Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren sat down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss broadening the conversation on student-athlete mental health and wellness, as well as the league’s future plans on the crucial topic.

The conversation is indexed below for efficient viewing (click the time stamp to jump to a specific question/topic).

  • - How can we break the "tough guy/girl"/play through it stigma in college athletics?
  • - Are performance coaches exacerbating the problem? And what are we doing correctly?
  • - Addressing the lack of resources dedicated to mental health
  • - What are the first steps in getting more mental health resources on campus?
  • - Are enough athletic directors and coaches comfortable discussing mental health?
  • - Can a pipeline be built to get more licensed professionals helping student athletes?
  • - Warren reflects back on bad injury from childhood and what he learned from the experience.