Today's Date: June 12, 2024
Matthew Carnes, S.J., Named Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Santa Clara University   •   PCI to Open State-of-the-Art Presort Mailing Facility in Indianapolis, Generating Nearly 100 Jobs   •   Reading Horizons Discovery® Earns Prestigious ‘All-Green’ Rating from EdReports   •   Inherited genetic factors may predict the pattern of X chromosome loss in older women   •   Church of the Highlands to Host Their Annual 3-Day Children’s Conference on June 24 - 26   •   GREEN BAY INTEGRATIVE HEALTH LAUNCHES CUTTING-EDGE PROCEDURES FOR TIGHTENING/TONING MUSCLES WITHOUT PAIN OR DOWNTIME   •   Sandbox VR Opens First Florida Location June 27 in the Grand Central District   •   United Teams Up with Chicago Bears to Support Special Olympics   •   Driving Decarbonization in America - To Air on MotorTrend TV, Discovery Go and Discovery+ Streaming   •   Pro Football Hall of Fame, Coordinated Care, Seattle Seahawks and Other Local Partners Host 'Strong Youth Strong Communities' Su   •   THE JIM HENSON COMPANY IS TEAMING UP WITH THE OPERATING ROOM TO DEVELOP CG ANIMATED SERIES, ADRENALINE LEMMINGS   •   University of Louisville Study Outlines Humana’s Economic and Community Impact on Kentucky   •   Statement by The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls on Hunter Biden's Conviction   •   Church of the Highlands Hosted Their Annual Impact Golf Tournament to Benefit Local Organizations   •   Skyway Capital Markets, LLC Advises on the Sale of Aqua ChemPacs, LLC   •   Minister Sudds provides an update on Canada's progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development   •   Church of the Highlands to Host “Cokes on the Lawn” After Monthly First Wednesday Service   •   The Benefits Are On The Balance Sheet: Corporate America Must Stand By DEI And Chief Diversity Officers   •   House Speaker to Host 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration   •   “Golden Eight” Collection of Signed Michael Phelps Paintings Unveiled for the First Time Ahead of 2024 Summer Olympi
Bookmark and Share

It's Time to Tackle the Mental Health Crisis of Student Athletes

It's Time to Tackle the Mental Health Crisis of Student Athletes

PR Newswire

Holston Academy's Personalized Instruction Reduces Burnout

LANCASTER, Calif., May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Student athletes across America are experiencing burnout at alarming rates. Many undergo rigorous athletic training along with heavy school workloads, leaving little to no time for social activities, down-time and most importantly, sleep. The overworked student athlete culture was once revered and jam-packed schedules and stress were like badges of honor. But studies have shown an increase in depression, anxiety and suicidal attempts amongst teen athletes. They face unique pressures that impact their ability to thrive in traditional school environments while actively pursuing their passion for sports.

A 2023 survey revealed that approximately 91 percent of high school athletes experienced some level of stress due to their sport, with 58 percent reporting a moderate to an extreme amount of stress1. Student athletes are suffering, and school leaders are failing to examine the relationship between student exhaustion and its effects on mental health.

Not only are high school mental health resources limited, for athletes' mental health carries a stigma of weakness. "Student athletes are meant to be pillars of strength within their schools and communities. Athletes are not usually encouraged to speak out about how taxing school can be on top of their daily athletic passions," says Paul Niemand, previous student athlete, veteran educator and academic coach at Holston Academy, an accredited online school for 6-12th grade.

The average athlete begins their day between 5:30 - 6 a.m. and typically ends it after 11 p.m. Exhausting right? "Our solution for athlete burnout is to identify the needs of the student athlete and their family, and create a personalized, flexible education plan so the student can pursue their athletic passion and their educational goals," says Niemand. "Our athletes don't have the bandwidth to perform their best in traditional school. Personalized instruction with a flexible schedule is a must."

Online schools can be a great option for student athletes struggling with the stress of a full plate. They are able to provide more flexibility and work around training schedules. In addition to flexibility, students at an online school like Holston Academy are supported by a team of academic advisors who provide socio-emotional support and life skills along with academic lessons to develop critical thinking.

Holston Academy teaches students how to advocate for their needs whether it's related to mental health or everyday challenges. The school strives to create a space that is welcoming and empathetic to the individual needs of each student.

Learn more about Holston Academy https://holstonacademy.org

About Holston Academy

Holston Academy is a nonprofit, grades 6-12 Stanza Education Corporation School, accredited by WASC and Cognia. As part of a network of personalized, small learning communities, our mission is to provide an educational experience that equips our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to excel in an ever-changing world. We see ourselves not only as an online school, but as a community dedicated to nurturing independent thinking, fostering a lifelong love for learning, and shaping responsible global citizens.

CONTACT:

Ann Abajian, VP of Communications

(559) 903-7893

377645@email4pr.com

Laura Loughead, Director of Communications

(661) 571-1660

Cision View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/its-time-to-tackle-the-mental-health-crisis-of-student-athletes-302152345.html

SOURCE Holston Academy



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News