URI student Lily Bodington (Cumberland, RI) has recently shared with us her research she has done as a student regarding mental health and mental illness in collegiate athletes. Her research is thorough, readable, and helpful and we wanted to keep it posted here for all to see!
Credit: Lily Bodington, University of Rhode Island
In my typical obsessive compulsive fashion, I never feel like I'm done adding to and cleaning up this website and campaign! Please use this section to add comments on what you think we are doing well and not so well. We are SO open to suggestions for new angles, blog sections, Podcast ideas, and anything under the sun! Let loose.
Need somewhere to let loose about your struggles with mental illness? Wondering what it's like to experience the effects of struggling with keeping up your mental health? You've come to the right place.
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Uncomfortable or nervous sharing your story using your name, but still want to spread awareness? Not a problem: welcome to Athletes Anonymous. Comment on this post to spread your story with total anonymity.
We at LGRAAMH hope that once you've shared your story and received the support and help you need, you feel comfortable using your name and becoming an ambassador by filling out this form.. Remember that no matter what, you are so brave for sharing regardless!
Welcome to the LGRAAMH Blog section. The purpose of this section of our website is to provide a space for anyone to anonymously (or not!) give ideas, advice, ask questions, tell their story, speak their mind on certain news or media, or whatever deem fit!
View this as a sort of community where athletes (and non athletes) everywhere can bounce off of one another. Have you never dealt with mental illness and want to learn more about it? Ask! Want suggestions on different self care techniques and coping mechanisms? Have an idea for a podcast? Comment away!
In addition to that, feedback for me is MUCH appreciated. This blog section, actually, was born from a suggestion made to me by Hope Walinski, one of our athlete mental health ambassadors. I'm always open to constructive criticism or any comments you may have for me!
In typical first post fashion, what do you guys want to see out of this blog in it's infancy? What do you have the most need for? Coping techniques, different types of advice, etc.. Let me know! I'm so excited to be on this journey with you all.