The NCAA recently passed legislation that will require all institutions to make mental health services available to its student-athletes. Specifically, all institutions must distribute mental health educational materials to its student-athletes, including those transitioning out of their sport, coaches, athletics administrators and other athletics personnel throughout the year. Such educational materials must include a guide to the mental health services at the institution as well as information on how to access them.
This new legislation aligns with Wake Forest’s efforts to enhance our mental health services as the department hired its first Sport Psychologist, Rachel Conway, at the beginning of the 2018-19 year. Dr. Conway has been active in establishing herself as a valuable resource for our department and will lead the effort in meeting the guidelines of the newly adopted NCAA requirements which will go into effect on August 1, 2019.