Mental Health & the Student Athlete Experience

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Mental Health & the Student Athlete Experience

"Playing a sport in college, honestly, feels like playing fruit ninja with a butter knife. There are watermelons and cantaloupes being flung at you from all different directions, while you're trying to defend yourself using one of those flimsy cafeteria knives that can't even seem to spread room-temperature butter."

CHICAGO, IL – March 7, 2023 – SureAthlete – a division of technology innovator SurePeople – today announced the publication of a new whitepaper about collegiate athletics titled, “Mental Health and the Student-Athlete Experience.”

 Described as a quiet crisis in college sports, student-athletes across the nation are seeking more resources and support for their mental health and wellbeing.

“Many coaches and staff members are having trouble understanding student-athletes. This prevents the development of relationships built on trust, a breakdown in communication and a lack of awareness of potential underlying mental health issues,” says Sean Flynn, SurePeople’s President, Sport & Education.

The whitepaper examines new, science-driven approaches and tools that are helping coaches, staff members and athletes deepen their self-awareness, build stronger relationships and increase mental wellbeing.

Read Mental Health and the Student Experience now.


About SurePeople

SurePeople is a technology innovator specializing in People Science. SurePeople’s patented People Science OS powers the Company’s five distinct brands, including SureAthlete, for professional and collegiate sports organizations; HealthforceX, for hospitals and health systems; WorkforceX, for medium and large businesses; Better Us, for unions and membership organizations; and Prism, for consultants, executive coaches and trainers. The SurePeople brands’ solutions – across employee experience, leadership development, team optimization, talent strategy, digital transformation and mergers & acquisitions – have been recognized for innovation and impact by leading research and analyst firms such as Brandon Hall Group, Deloitte Consulting and Training Industry. Learn more at, subscribe to our blog, Evolve, and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.  


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