The Team Academy is LEAD's official train-the-trainer program for coaches and athletic professionals. After completing the Team Academy, participants are eligible to become LEAD-credentialed Team Mental Health instructors. As an instructor, they are capable of and empowered to certify student-athletes and athletic professionals in their community in Team Mental Health.
Learn more about the LEAD Academy and the credentialing process.
ABOUT TEAM MHC:
Team Mental Health Certification (Team MHC) introduces student-athletes and athletic pro's to the risk factors, warning signs, and prevalence of mental illness in student-athletes. Using an ABC action plan, participants are empowered to respond to both crisis and non-crisis situations in a competitive sports setting and promote their own mental health through proactive self-care.
After being certified in Team MHC, particpants will be able to:
- Identify the risk factors, warning signs, and prevalence of mental illness in student-athletes - in addition to opportunities to build community resilience - in a competitive sports setting.
- Apply proactive self-care strategies to a competitive sports environment, boosting mental wellness and modeling healthy practices for student-athletes and athletic professionals.
- Employ an ABC action plan to connect participants and others to appropriate self-help, school or team-based, and professional resources in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
How is it Different? Topics related to mental illness and unique to the competitive sports community, such as performance anxiety, sideline ghosts, mental toughness, and dietary supplements, are also introduced to participants. By the end of the course, each participant leaves with a personal toolkit featuring tangible self-care strategies to promote mental health in their own lives and in the lives of other student-athletes and athletic professionals.
Kyrah J. Altman's story of social entrepreneurship began at nine years old. As a result of growing up in a broken home, she began experiencing severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in middle school. While mental illness followed her throughout adolescence, she channeled her struggle into the founding of a social enterprise called Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do (LEAD), Inc.
In 2016, Kyrah won $32,500 of seed funding in the George Washington University New Venture Competition as the only competing college female and freshman student. Since 2012, Kyrah has been featured in the New York Times, on three national television stations, and was named the nation's 3rd best student entrepreneur by the EO Global Student Entrepreneurs Award.
Today, Kyrah is the CEO and co-founder of LEAD, Inc. Since its founding, LEAD has transformed into the industry leader in mental health education in the United States. Altman resides in her home state of Massachusetts to be near her younger siblings. She travels the world, speaking about the impact of social entrepreneurship on trauma survivors, the importance of proactive mental health education in schools, and the idea that "while not everyone has a mental illness, everyone can improve their mental health."
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Investing in your student-athletes' mental health, well-being, and coping skills is the most critical and rewarding investment your school or organization will make in its lifetime.
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Original Price: $2,074
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DISCLAIMER: By registering for this course, you understand and agree that LEAD, Inc.’s courses are supplementary only and in no way replace present workplace training processes. LEAD, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for fully and completely teaching you, which obligation rests solely with you or your employer. You will indemnify LEAD, Inc. from any action, suit, or proceeding based upon any allegation that you have not been properly or adequately trained.