Title of Abstract

The Role of Mental Health and Training in Basketball

Poster Number

74

Submitting Student(s)

Shamar CrewsFollow

Faculty Mentor

Janet Wojcik, Ph.D.; wojcikj@winthrop.edu

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Janet Wojcik, Ph.D.

Abstract

Mental health and its effects on sports performance has always been one of the main research areas in sports psychology. While the US has more than 3 million mental health disorder cases per year, almost 35% of elite athletes suffer from a mental health crisis which may come from stress, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. When describing mental health, the anxiety disorder is considered the most common mental illness in the US and it is becoming more common for athletes to reach out and seek help when they feel overwhelmed mentally. With the horrific events of 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic changing the lives of many, basketball players have been expressing their emotions more frequently and taking time off from playing basketball due to their mental health affecting their performance. This presentation will discuss the role of mental health and training among basketball players.

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Course Assignment

PESH 381 - Wojcik

Type of Presentation

Poster presentation

Start Date

16-4-2021 3:00 PM

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Apr 16th, 3:00 PM

The Role of Mental Health and Training in Basketball

Mental health and its effects on sports performance has always been one of the main research areas in sports psychology. While the US has more than 3 million mental health disorder cases per year, almost 35% of elite athletes suffer from a mental health crisis which may come from stress, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. When describing mental health, the anxiety disorder is considered the most common mental illness in the US and it is becoming more common for athletes to reach out and seek help when they feel overwhelmed mentally. With the horrific events of 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic changing the lives of many, basketball players have been expressing their emotions more frequently and taking time off from playing basketball due to their mental health affecting their performance. This presentation will discuss the role of mental health and training among basketball players.