Reflections on the Field of Mental Health in Sport: Critical Issues and Ways of Moving Forward
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
In this epilogue to the special issue of Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on mental health in sport, we draw together just a few of the lessons that can be learned from the six papers presented within. Specifically, we draw attention to three issues that reflect the state of field: models of athlete mental health care; the role of recreational sports in mental health promotion; and, the need for improved study quality. All this is not an exhaustive list, we hope that the discussion of these s = issues can help to move the field forward. Lay Summary:In this epilogue to the Special Issue we draw together the contributions of the included papers and offer commentary on three issues facing the field: (1) models of athlete mental health care; (2) the role of recreational sports in mental health promotion; and, (3) the need for improved study quality.
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