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Is Your Head in the Game? Athlete Perspectives on Mental Health 

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Is Your Head in the Game? Athlete Perspectives on Mental Health 
Wednesday, October 6th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. To register, click here.
With young adults, especially college athletes, the statistics are alarming: 33% of all college students experience significant symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. Among that group, 30% seek help. But of college athletes with mental health conditions, only 10% do. Among professional athletes, studies show that as many as 35% of athletes experience a mental health crisis. These crises can manifest as stress, eating disorders, burnout, or depression and anxiety. Join NAMI Metro Baltimore, and a panel of elite athletes, for an in-depth discussion about their personal journeys juggling training, performance, and mental health. Guests are encouraged to engage with our panelists; questions are welcome.
Panelists Include:
Ayanna Henry, a New Jersey native and a senior Psychology major at Morgan State University. She is also a member of ASCEND Scholars, Clara I. Adams Honors College, The Student Research Center, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and the track and field team at her university. Through her matriculation at Morgan State, Ayanna has witnessed how the pressure of sports on top of everyday life can affect one’s mental health. Ayanna aspires to be a Sports Psychologist that will aid collegiate student athletes.
Edose Ibadin, a professional runner for Under Armour and District Track Club. His main event on the track is the 800 meters. Edose ran collegiately for Hampton University and is a current member of the Nigerian National Track and Field team. He has a passion for improving people’s mindset and inspiring the next generation.
Jazmine Fray, a rising track & field half miler for the island of Jamaica. An Under Armour athlete in Baltimore, Maryland she majored in Sport Management at Texas A&M University and has accomplished 10 x All American, 2x NCAA Champion (800 and 4×4 relay), 6x SEC champion, Indoor 800 meter collegiate record Holder, and SMR (spring medley relay) collegiate record holder.
Olivia Lubarsky, a TEDx Speaker and a former NCAA Division 1 gymnast. Olivia was a stalwart voice for Towson University as the commencement speaker for the College of Business & Economics, two-time President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and founder of Own Your Roar, a nationally recognized program to address mental health in the realm of athletics.

October 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT