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Dr. Fletcher Featured in Medill Reports Chicago 02.25.20
Dr. Fletcher Featured in Medill Reports Chicago

Teresa Behrend Fletcher, Ph.D., Sport and Human Performance Program Director in Chicago, was recently featured in a Medill Reports Chicago article about high school athletes’ mental health.

According to the article, student athletes can experience more negative emotions than other students, but budget restraints at high schools can make providing mental health support services for student athlete difficult.

Due to the shortage of funds for mental health professionals in athletic departments, Fletcher suggested that schools focus on providing specific mental health resources for student athletes, such as webinars, partnerships with universities, and trainings to educate coaches and student athletes on mental health.

Read more in the Medill Reports Chicago article, “Chicago High Schools Make Slow Progress to Address Athletes’ Mental Health.