A Social Ecological Framework: Counselors' Role in Improving Student Athletes' Help-Seeking Behaviors

Academic Article


  • Student athletes' demands increase their risk for experiencing mental health concerns (Ryan et al., 2018). Risk factors for student athletes include coping with athletic success and failure; balancing dual roles; dealing with identity confusion; and experiencing isolation, injury, career termination, and burnout (Beauchemin, 2012; G. T. Brown, 2014). Using the social ecological model, we review factors that interfere with student athletes' help-seeking behaviors and propose recommendations for the ways counselors can address these barriers in the roles of educator, advocate, and therapist.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 25436905
  • Author List

  • Reich AL; Milroy JJ; Wyrick DL; Hebard SP
  • Start Page

  • 81
  • End Page

  • 96
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 1