Mental Health & Well-Being Resources

Please see below for links to valuable resources dedicated to the mental health and well-being of our children.


Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Strong: A Runner’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of  You by Kara Goucher

Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor

No More Broken Eggs: A Guide to Optimizing the Sports Experience for Athletes, Coaches, Parents, and Clinicians by Tom Morin

The Cheers and The Tears: A Healthy Alternative to the Dark Side of Youth Sports Today by Shane Murphy, PhD

The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World by Katie Hurley, LCSW

No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls  by Katie Hurley, LCSW

The Depression Workbook for Teens: Tools to Improve Your Mood, Build Self-Esteem, and Stay Motivated by Katie Hurley, LCSW

A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens: Daily Motivation to Beat Stress, Inspire Happiness, and Achieve Your Goals by Katie Hurley, LCSW

The Stress-Buster Workbook for Kids: 75 Evidence Based Strategies to Help Kids Regulate Their Emotions, Build Coping Skills and Tap into Positive Thinking by Katie Hurley, LCSW

Girls Running: All You Need To Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best by Melody Fairchild and Elizabeth Carey

Article Links:

For Parents/Players:

Sports Parents, We Have A Problem: Crying After Sports Is Not Healthy For Child Development

Overzealous Parents Are Ruining Youth Sports. It’s Past Time to Sit Quiet and Let The Kids Play

Keeping Perspective in Youth Sport

Mental health and athletes: U.S. Soccer provides comprehensive resource

The Recognize to Recover Mental Health Resources for Athletes 

Naomi Osaka and How Coaches can Support Their Athletes Mental Health

Is it okay to talk to athletes about mental health and sports? 

Mental Health Support in Sports: For More Thank Just Athletes

Speaking of Mental Health: Put in the Person First, Take Out the Stigma

Resources for Families After Gun Violence:

Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Talking to Students about Violence and Mass Shootings 

Coping Resources in Response to a Mass Violence Event 

Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a Mass Shooting 

Gun violence, grief, and trauma: A resource guide for students, teachers, and parents

Supporting Families: Young Children and Gun Violence

15 Tips for Talking with Children about Violence

How to talk with children about gun violence

Video Links:

How Sports Parents Should Talk to Their Kids

NAYS Parenting Orientation


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)

U.S. Center Mental Health & Sport

At-Home Mental Health Screening from Mental Health America:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Council for Wellbeing

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Beyond Sport

The Jed Foundation (JED)

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Bring Change to Mind (BC2M)

American School Counselor Association