Cougars to Take Part in Pac-12 Mental Health Week
PULLMAN. – Washington State University will partner with Hilinski's Hope, Dam Worth It and The Hidden Opponent as part of the Pac-12 Mental Health Week. The week, hosted in conjunction with College Football Mental Health Week, will focus on a series of mental health initiatives, beginning Oct. 2 and culminating Oct. 9.
Pac-12 Mental Health Week is a conference-wide week of action to end mental health stigma, increase mental health awareness, and supply resources for student athletes. Dam Worth It, The Hidden Opponent and Hilinski's Hope were all founded out of the Pac-12 to focus on ending stigma and increasing mental health resources for student-athletes.
As part of the Pac-12 Mental Health Week, Washington State Athletics will have programming throughout the week for Cougar student-athletes, coaches and staff. The schedule includes:
- Monday, October 4 – Start the Conversation: Black Student-Athlete Association
- Tuesday, October 5 – Mindfulness Training: Coaches, Staff and Student-Athletes
- Wednesday, October 6 – Coaches Corner: Social Media Campaign
- Friday, October 8 – Storytelling: Student-athletes sharing experiences - @wazzusaac
Additionally, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, Hilinski's Hope will host a mental health training open to student-athletes nationwide. Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7124947916045695501.
Cougar Athletics will have social media promotion throughout the week and the Cougar football team will wear a helmet sticker showcasing a lime green ribbon, the official ribbon showing solidarity for those struggling with mental health and illness, with a "3" on the right corner for the Oct. 9 game vs. Oregon State.