Life has a lot of ups and downs. Our many years of work in mental health and with athletes has made two factors of resilience stand out:

  • Support from people who care about you.

  • Getting help from the right professionals.

Athletes are remarkable people. They’re hard-working, strong-minded, and capable of pushing through pain, adversity, and defeat. Unfortunately, they can also be resistant to seeking help. If you’re a retired athlete, you may have worked closely with experts on your skills training, conditioning, physical health and injuries, and diet. Getting help for problems with your mental health, finances, work, or relationship conflict is no different. Talk to a trusted friend or family member about what you’re going through and reach out to one of the below resources to start getting connected. Every day offers a new opportunity.

What kind of resources might you need?

If you’re not sure who to call, try one of these three kinds of providers. Sessions are confidential and should help you to better understand yourself, identify and label your problem(s), and determine step towards a better future. If you have health insurance, check your insurance company’s online provider directory or call customer service. Other directories, like Psychology Today, often have filters for insurance. For additional choices and to learn more about the therapists in your area, here are some options.

Resources Listed By Specialization

Psychology Today: Find a Therapist, Psychiatrist, Support Group or Treatment Center

By inputting your zip-code, this website will give you a list of providers in your area along with a summary of their specialties, practice and costs, and philosophy about their work.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

National Alliance on Mental Illness

This resource helps individuals seeking mental health services find NAMI affiliate practitioners and programs available in their area.

https://www.nami.org/find-your-local-nami

TalkSpace

https://www.talkspace.com/

All of our therapists are licensed, verified and background-checked. Working with a Talkspace therapist will give you an unbiased, trained perspective and provide you with the guidance and tools to help you feel better. When it comes to your mental health, the right therapist makes all the difference.

Better Help

https://www.betterhelp.com/

Tap into the world’s largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more. With our counselors, you get the same professionalism and quality you would expect from an in-office counselor, but with the ability to communicate when and how you want.

National Athletic Trainers Association

NATA provides many resources for those seeking information on mental health services. They link various resources, articles, and treatment information to help people find the appropriate help they are seeking. They also include educational material to help identify signs of mental health concerns.

https://www.nata.org/practice-patient-care/health-issues/mental-health

http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2007_managing_mental_health_0.pdf

Team USA

As part of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) mission, there is a commitment to promoting sustained well-being for Team USA athletes. USOPC seeks to empower those in need of mental health assistance, while proactively delivering mental health resources and services.

https://www.teamusa.org/mentalhealth

Mentalhealth.gov

This site provides information, education, and ways to find treatment of mental health disorders from those who are in need. With information from the National Institute on Mental Health, CDC, and more, this organization has several resources available for those who are seeking help,

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help

National Institute on Mental Health

From information on mental health, outreach, research, funding, and more, the NIMH is a leading federal agency for research on mental disorders. There are several institutes around the country, along with various resources available for those seeking mental health services.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA helps individuals find treatment for various concerns, such as suicidal ideation, addiction, and other behavioral and mental health disorders. .

https://www.samhsa.gov/

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

Crossing the Line: Supporting Athletes

Crossing the Line (CTL) is a registered charity and offers a confidential, independent service where the sporting community can share their stories and receive expert advice and information on mental health, wellbeing and transitioning to life after sport. Services include: addiction recovery, career counseling, financial planning, mental health counseling

https://crossingthelinesport.com/

Hayden Hurst Foundation

The Hayden Hurst Family Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of mental health issues in children and adolescents by funding mental health services and/or programs through donations and fundraising events. Many suffer in silence but if we can help open the communication channels to talk about mental health we can eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and provide guidance and support for children in need.

https://www.haydenhurstfoundation.com/

https://www.haydenhurstfoundation.com/mental-health-treatment

Athletes Recovery

The Athletes Recovery Program is a private, confidential program designed specifically to meet the needs of professional and collegiate athletes – both active and retired. We work tirelessly to provide each athlete we treat with an individualized, rigorous therapy program based upon the client-specific needs obtained from our initial intake assessment. Our therapeutic approaches are rooted in the principles of recovery with an added emphasis upon spiritual, emotional, and personal growth designed to transform the lives of the athletes we treat as they embark upon their journey toward recovery. Athletes Recovery offers a full medical detoxification program, an inpatient treatment program, partial hospitalization programming, intensive outpatient therapy and comprehensive follow up and accountability. Each program is designed to meet our athletes at the level of care they need to recover from a wide variety of mental health and substance abuse issues. Our treatment approaches incorporate a number of different evidenced-based treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and 12-step programming.

http://www.athletesrecovery.com/

Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Find someone specifically trained and certified to work with athletes, go to the AASP (Association for Applied Sport Psychology) website and find a CMPC in your area.

https://appliedsportpsych.org/certification/cmpc-directory/

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

This resource provides free and confidential consultation for individuals in distress and for prevention of suicide. This lifeline is a 24-hour support for those in emotional crisis or struggling with suicidal ideation.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

This organization has educational material, handbooks, reports and other material developed by mental health professionals and other suicide prevention organizations available for those seeking information. This site also helps individuals find screening programs and treatment facilities and providers for those looking for mental health providers.

https://www.sprc.org/

National Athletic Trainers Association-Suicide Prevention

This suicide awareness resource helps individuals identify the signs of suicidal ideation and other mental health concerns.

https://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/suicide-awareness.pdf

NCAA- Moving On! At UNCG

This program is a physical activity transition program for student athletes post- retirement. The core of this program focuses on small group exploration of the athlete’s identity, education on the process of transition and how to prepare for its challenges, and exposure to lifelong physical activities and other educational materials.

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/moving-physical-activity-transition-program-student-athletes

NCAA After the Game

This former student-athlete experience supports a large community of former athletes through career-development, networking, and engagement with other athletes. Additional resources such as guidance on maintaining health after athletics and stories from other members are available to student-athlete members.

http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/former-student-athlete

NCAA- When the playing days end (article)

http://www.ncaa.org/static/champion/when-the-playing-days-end/

NCAA Mind, Body and Sport- Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness (free downloadable book)

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/introduction-mind-body-and-sport

Instances in which our student-athletes will need support are career-ending injuries, end of eligibility, and stressors in play (not playing at the same level or up to their or their coaches’ expectations). The relationships we build when our student-athletes are under the least amount of stress can help us identify the times when their behaviors are out of character. This is where our gauge of our student-athletes is both a benefit and vital to helping provide the necessary care for them.

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/mind-body-and-sport-student-athletes-transition

(above link is an article from NCAA sport science institute)

NCAA Sport Science Institute

The SSI aims to provide college athletes with the best environment for safety, excellence and wellness through research, education, best practices, and collaboration with member schools, national governing bodies, key medical and youth sport organizations, and the public and private sectors.

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute

Support for Sport: Various websites for athletes

Career workshop for former student-athletes to help identify the skills they’ve learned through their sport experience and how to transfer them to the workforce. The focus of this workshop includes leadership, communication, problem solving skills, and organization.

http://supportforsport.org/index-career.html

Athlete 365

This program operates through the IOC and has available programs for athletes in career and financial counseling.

https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/

https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/career

https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/support/

After the Impact- Veterans and Legends

This residential treatment facility is available to former professional athletes and veterans who are seeking assistance with behavioral and mental health, PTSD, TBI, addiction, and preventative health.

http://www.aftertheimpactfund.org/

Merging Vets & Players

MVP aims to bring together a family of support for veterans and former professional athletes to help them in their time of transition to retirement. A 30-minute group workout kicks of the weekly meeting, which is followed by an hour and fifteen minute long support group session (“the huddle”) where stories are shared amongst group members to help empower members to be “proud of their scars.”

“MVP empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by connecting them after the uniform comes off; providing them with a new team to assist with transition, promote personal development, and show them they are never alone.”

https://www.vetsandplayers.org/

Professional Athletes Foundation

This support organization provides former athletes with a variety of resources to aid in any challenges they face post-retirement and helps create opportunities for their members. They provide assistance with finances, education, addiction, mental and physical health, family counseling, and more.

https://www.yourpaf.com/

https://www.yourpaf.com/resources/

University of Michigan- Life After Sports Initiative

Even though it is connected with one university, this resource shares material on topics such as “finding a new normal”, “the athlete identity in retirement”, “transition out of sport: a foundation for wellness”, and more.

This page was created as a resource for those preparing to retire from their sport or for those who have been retired and are looking for support in navigating life without sport. You will find information on how to find mental health providers, learn how to navigate insurance, read articles normalizing life after sport experiences, access resources for how to translate skills used in sport into the real world setting, among other helpful tools.

https://athletesconnected.umich.edu/for-student-athletes/life-after-sports/

Life After Professional Sport (LAPS)

The ultimate careers resource platform offering advice, networking and job opportunities for future, current and former elite athletes. LAPS can help you decide what career will suit you best after sport, give you support and advice preparing your CV and interview technique, and put you directly in touch with employers specifically looking to recruit former sports professionals just like you.

https://www.laps.careers/

Career After Sport- Julie Schladitz

“As an athlete you wouldn’t dream of approaching a game or performance without a plan. In the same way, you now need to plan and prepare for your life after sport – to ensure that you keep winning. Our selection of career transition packages will ensure that you stay on top of your game in the next phase of your life. I’m an expert in career transition for athletes with more than 25 years’ experience and have helped top athletes in various sports to be successful beyond sport. My unique career after sport packages are tailored to your needs to help you define and succeed in your after-career.”

https://www.careeraftersport.com/

NCAA After the Game Career Center

http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/former-student-athlete/careers

The NCAA After the Game Career Center is designed to connect companies with former student-athletes seeking entry-level, midcareer and executive positions across diverse professions, industries and locations. Former college athletes are focused, educated, diverse — and ready to thrive in individual and team environments. College sports shape the skills of participants and strengthen workplace-ready attributes such as communication, collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking.

This service is free and exclusive to former student-athletes who have exhausted their NCAA eligibility.

NexGoal

NexGoal is a corporate recruiting firm placing former athletes and job seekers with the athlete mindset in positions with our corporate clients. Our experienced staff – comprised of former athletes – works with our corporate clients to place talent nationwide. We fill positions ranging from junior-level to executive level, and our clients span a variety of industries that include manufacturing, healthcare technology and many more industries.

https://www.nexgoal.com/

Crossing the Line: Supporting Athletes

Crossing the Line (CTL) is a registered charity and offers a confidential, independent service where the sporting community can share their stories and receive expert advice and information on mental health, wellbeing and transitioning to life after sport. Services include: addiction recovery, career counseling, financial planning, mental health counseling

https://crossingthelinesport.com/

Ready Set Launch- Jason Levin

https://readysetlaunch.net/career-coaching/athlete-career-transitions/

Let’s talk about you and your career goals and the types of careers for former athletes that are available today.

From high-school to college to the professional ranks, your athletic career has been a journey. You committed hours and hours each day to practice, so you could perform at your best. Your ability to prepare for every scenario will serve you well in your next step.

Engaging a career coach can help you develop ideas on your athlete career transition and understand how to position yourself for a career in an office. Together, we will:

  • Define your career interests
  • clarify your strategy to achieve goals
  • build an intentional approach to your relationships
  • articulate an actionable plan
  • work to execute the plan

Athletes Soul

https://www.athletessoul.space/transition-coaching.html

We have developed our own coaching method with the expertise of former athletes, life coaches and experts in the field of athletic retirement and transitional change. We follow a holistic and multidimensional method to support physical, emotional, social, spiritual and professional changes associated with the transition.

Athlete Network

https://www.athletenetwork.com/

Founded by former college athletes, Athlete Network is the #1 engagement platform for current and alumni athletes. With the mission of helping athletes advance after their playing days through community, internships, and careers, Athlete Network began by partnering with companies and graduate schools to connect them more efficiently with this elite network of athletes that positively impact their goals and naturally fit into their organization’s culture.

PACC The Pro Network

Our mission is to provide an environment of prosperity and success through quality business relationships between certified business professionals, professional athletes, celebrity entertainment professionals and military for networking, strategic partnerships, career and educational opportunities. Stevens’s company, PACC Pro, offers advice to athletes on how to transition into the business world. It is a membership-based marketplace and a vetted network that connects the sports, entertainment, military and business communities. PACC provides mentorship, resources and support to help athletes break the boundary between professional sports, military, entertainment, and the business world.

https://paccpronetwork.com/about/

Requiem for a Running Back

A documentary about former NFL running back, Lewis Carpenter, who was the 18th man diagnosed postpartum with CTE. The director, his daughter, investigates the families impacted by CTE, the symptoms experienced by those with CTE, and talks with professionals about the signs and prevention of this disease.

https://www.requiemforarunningback.com/resources

NFL Player Care Foundation

The PFC is available for former NFL players who are seeking support with mental health, healthcare, finances, and social welfare issues. The PFC has partnered with other funds and foundations to provide a well-rounded care for NFL players post-retirement.

1-800-NFL-GOAL

http://www.nflplayercare.com/

NFL Alumni

An organization founded by former NFL players that now consists of thousands of members there to provide support for fellow NFL players in their time transitioning into life outside of football. This non-profit organization provides medical, business, and legal services to former NFL players and their families. This program also raises money for their primary mission “Caring for Kids” to help support local communities.

https://www.nflalumni.org/

Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund

The GGAF is a non-profit organization that provides financial support and medical assistance for former NFL players in need. They provide housing, financial, and medical assistance for retired players and their families who express dire need for assistance post-football.

http://gridirongreats.org/home/

Football Players Health Study- Harvard

This ongoing research project is investigating the ways to help improve the health of future, current, and past NFL players. From health and wellness, brain functioning, joint pain, and cardiac functioning, this organization is dedicated to improving the health of all NFL players.

https://footballplayershealth.harvard.edu/

Pro Football Retired Players Association

The PFRPA helps provide former professional football players find new sources of compensation, while learning how to manage their new finances, and provides lifetime health and other educational resources for its members.

http://www.pfrpa.com/

The Golden Heart Fund

This organization for the 49er’s helps former players cope with emotional disturbances experienced from retirement. From identity loss to coping with injury, this organization supports the 49er’s family in their time of transition from the game.

https://goldenheartfund.org/get-assistance/

The Trust

Lead by the NFLPA, this program provides former NFL players with resources for education, financial guidance, mental health services, medical treatment, and more for players as they transition into retirement.

http://www.playerstrust.com/

Players Community

The NFL Players community provides former players with physical and mental wellness, education, financial/insurance, personal development, and community outreach opportunities in their transition from playing to retirement.

https://players.nfl.com/

Play Smart Play Safe

Resources for former players through this program include assistance with health insurance, life insurance, medical help, and family care.

https://www.playsmartplaysafe.com/information-and-resources/topic/resources-for-former-players/


NFL Lifeline

This confidential program helps NFL players and family find counseling and mental health services for those seeking help. This lifeline can be used for moments of crisis in times of spousal abuse, mental and physical health, and post-retirement transition. This organization also helps people find providers in their area, as well as education, financial, and career services.

https://nfllifeline.org/resources/#nfl-resource

NFL Players Association

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Links to resources for things like financial assistance, marketing, media, etc.

https://nflpa.com/

National Basketball Retired Players Association 

“Now more than 20 years old, the Association provides a host of programs, services and benefits designed to help retired basketball players and their families successfully navigate life after the game. In support of its membership, the NBRPA proactively offers a full menu of education, health, finance and career/life transition benefits to retired basketball players and their families.”

https://www.legendsofbasketball.com/

https://www.legendsofbasketball.com/health-wellness/

https://www.legendsofbasketball.com/about-chapters/

Team USA Mental Health Registry (coming soon)

Olympians and recent retirees can find a list of mental health providers that have been approved to be listed on the Mental Health Registry. Learn more button: https://www.teamusa.org/mentalhealth

USOC- Olympians: Athlete Career Education Program (ACE)

As part of the USOC, ACE is a program available to former Team USA athletes looking for support post-retirement. From support through transitions, to career counseling, tuition support and scholarships, and mentorship, ACE is there to help former elite athletes in their transition out of sport.

Athlete 365

https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/support/

International Olympic Committee resources and support for retired Olympian career growth and opportunities

Concussion Legacy Foundation

This foundation funds a large portion of the research done on concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), as well as education for athletes to help identify the signs of concussion and CTE, and has advocacy programs that focus on concussion prevention through changes in the rules of sports that have a high prevalence of concussions.

https://concussionfoundation.org/

UCLA Health- BrainSPORT

This program provides research based treatment for sports concussion for athletes of all ages. From diagnosis to treatment, they aim to reduce the effects and prevalence of concussion in sports.

https://www.uclahealth.org/brainsport/

Boston University CTE Center

This research center conducts research on the prevention, risk factors, detection methods, and treatment of CTEs.

bu.edu/cte

Brainline

A branch of WETA, this site provides education on the risks, prevention, and symptoms of concussion and TBI. There are included resources for those seeking treatment, including and list of facilities and a directory for each state.

https://www.brainline.org/

Mayo Clinic

Info on causes, symptoms, and treatment for TBI

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20378561

Psychology Today- Find a Chronic Pain Therapist Search

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/chronic-pain

PAST Retired Athletes Medical Resource Group

P.A.S.T. Retired Athletes Medical Resource Group is an independent medical organization that provides extensive medical, pain management, diagnostic, surgical and behavioral health services directly to retired professional athletes. The organization is comprised of medical professionals dedicated to providing retired professional athletes comprehensive, integrated care, addressing their medical and behavioral health needs, decreasing their pain and improving their quality of life.

https://sportsconflict.org/resource/past-retired-athletes-pain-management-medical-resource-group/

National Pain Report

The National Pain Report is the leading online news site dedicated to the coverage of chronic pain. We feature the latest developments in the treatment of chronic pain, public policy impacting chronic pain as well comments from leading pain specialists and columns from chronic pain sufferers.

http://nationalpainreport.com/

Healing Well article on athletes coping with chronic pain

Athletes And Chronic Pain: How Sports Stars Deal With Pain

https://www.healingwell.com/articles/post/athletes-and-chronic-pain#gsc.tab=0

APA Articles

Coping with Chronic Pain

https://www.apa.org/topics/chronic-pain

Managing Chronic Pain: How psychologists can help with pain management

https://www.apa.org/topics/pain-management

Practical Pain Management

https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patients

https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patient/treatments

GoodTherapy- info on chronic pain and coping with it

https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/chronic-pain

While many of its effects are physical, chronic pain can also impact one’s mental health. It is often closely linked to stress, depression, and anger issues. Many people with chronic pain can benefit from adding a therapist to their treatment team.

Professional Athletes Foundation

This support organization provides former athletes with a variety of resources to aid in any challenges they face post-retirement and helps create opportunities for their members. They provide assistance with finances, education, addiction, mental and physical health, family counseling, and more.

https://www.yourpaf.com/

https://www.yourpaf.com/resources/

Crossing the Line: Supporting Athletes

Crossing the Line (CTL) is a registered charity and offers a confidential, independent service where the sporting community can share their stories and receive expert advice and information on mental health, wellbeing and transitioning to life after sport. Services include: addiction recovery, career counseling, financial planning, mental health counseling

https://crossingthelinesport.com/

NFL Player Care Foundation

The PFC is available for former NFL players who are seeking support with mental health, healthcare, finances, and social welfare issues. The PFC has partnered with other funds and foundations to provide a well-rounded care for NFL players post-retirement.

1-800-NFL-GOAL

http://www.nflplayercare.com/

Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund

The GGAF is a non-profit organization that provides financial support and medical assistance for former NFL players in need. They provide housing, financial, and medical assistance for retired players and their families who express dire need for assistance post-football.

http://gridirongreats.org/home/

Pro Football Retired Players Association

The PFRPA helps provide former professional football players find new sources of compensation, while learning how to manage their new finances, and provides lifetime health and other educational resources for its members.

http://www.pfrpa.com/

Players Community

The NFL Players community provides former players with physical and mental wellness, education, financial/insurance, personal development, and community outreach opportunities in their transition from playing to retirement.

https://players.nfl.com/

NFL Players Association

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Links to resources for things like financial assistance, marketing, media, etc. They have started the Financial Advisors Registration Program which provides NFL players access to financial advisors.

https://nflpa.com/

https://nflpa.com/former-players/faq/where-should-i-look-for-financial-assistance

Winpoint Financial

As an elite professional at the top of your game you need a premiere team you can trust to manage your finances. At Winpoint we focus on building your financial freedom and security for the future, so you can focus on your family and your career on the field without any distractions. Serving a client roster made up of legends of the game, few other firms have been at this longer than us. We’ve built our reputation on a unique combination of abilities: a firsthand insight into the careers and responsibilities of the professional athlete, met with unrivaled experience in wealth management. While there are many financial managers, Winpoint is the sole firm with the specific qualifications and experience to manage the finances and personal lives of professional athletes.

https://www.winpointfinancial.com/

McMahan Financial, LLC

Financial planning is critical for professional athletes due to the unique situation you have of earning a substantial portion of your lifetime income over a relatively brief period of time during your playing career. The NFLPA has created the Financial Advisors Registration Program, the first of its kind in professional sports, which provides NFL players access to a diverse group of qualified financial advisors.

https://www.mcmahanfinancial.com/proathletes

Intersect Capital– Financial group who has helped many elite athletes and coaches

McLean is the founder of financial services firm Intersect Capital, which specializes in servicing the unique financial planning needs of business owners, entrepreneurs, athletes and entertainers. The firm manages current contracts worth more than $2 billion for about 50 athletes, including Whitney Mercilus of the Houston Texans, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic, Hassan Whiteside of the Portland Trail Blazers and pro golfer Sergio Garcia.

https://www.intersectcapitalllc.com/

Sport Financial Advisors Association

The SFAA is the Non-Profit organization for the Education and Networking resources for Advisors working in Professional Sports. The SFAA’s goal is to further the Education of student, professional and retired athletes in order to create an environment that fosters better financial decisions as well as development of a post career plan for all athletes. As the only non-profit organization of its kind – all sports, all financial – we serve an ever-growing population of active and retired professional athletes and their families.

https://www.sportsfinancial.org/

NFL Alumni

An organization founded by former NFL players that now consists of thousands of members there to provide support for fellow NFL players in their time transitioning into life outside of football. This non-profit organization provides medical, business, and legal services to former NFL players and their families. This program also raises money for their primary mission “Caring for Kids” to help support local communities.

https://www.nflalumni.org/

Troutman Pepper

Chad Warpula, a partner at the international law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP where he leads the firm’s Sports Practice, and has worked with numerous professional athletes, leagues, teams and organizations.

https://www.troutman.com/

Exigency One– Athlete Crisis Management and Prevention Services

Robinson’s company, Exigency One, offers crisis prevention/management services to high profile athletes. Crises could be: having a fight with a girlfriend, brawl at a club, a DUI or carrying a weapon across state lines.

https://www.theexigencygroup.com/

Nevius Legal

From NCAA athlete to NCAA investigator and lawyer, Tim Nevius has over a decade of experience in college sports. Nevius Legal represents athletes involved in eligibility issues of all types, particularly involving the NCAA. Too often, athletes are left on their own without any representation on serious and complex matters that impact their eligibility, financial aid, and even professional aspirations. Sometimes, an athlete’s interests are aligned with the University’s, which may hire outside counsel for the athlete under NCAA rules, particularly during investigations, drug appeals, and waiver requests. Boosters may also cover the cost of legal representation. Other times, athletes have no support from the University, boosters, or coaches and are left feeling abandoned at one of the most pivotal and consequential times in their lives. Nevius Legal has the experience and understanding to help guide athletes and their families through these types of matters and more.

https://www.neviuslegal.com/

Winston & Strawn, LLP

Winston & Strawn has one of the premier sports law practices in the world, recognized by U.S. News–Best Lawyers® as “Law Firm of the Year” for sports law in the 2018 and 2013 editions of “Best Law Firms.” Our sports law attorneys have an exceptional depth of knowledge in the sports industry, with a comprehensive practice that offers a wide range of services throughout the country and abroad. Our sports law lawyers represent all of the leading player associations in the United States, professional athletes, player classes in antitrust and other litigation, sports ownership groups, sports event organizers, intellectual property licensees and licensors, media companies, sports agents, lenders and underwriters of team and sports facility debt, governmental entities, coaches, competing sports leagues, sponsors, and others involved in disputes and transactions in the sports industry.

https://www.winston.com/en/what-we-do/sectors/sports/index.html

Pro Athlete Law Group, P.C.

When professional athletes are hurt, they turn to Pro Athlete Law Group, P.C. If you are a current or former professional athlete, our skilled and experienced attorneys and professional staff are here to assist you in obtaining all of the benefits to which you are entitled. Pro Athlete Law Group, P.C. exclusively represents current and former professional athletes in workers compensation claims. Our team of attorneys and professional staff understand the unique needs of athletes and provide cutting edge, aggressive, and practical representation to our clients.

https://proathletelawgroup.com/

Athlete Defender, P.A.

Providing Legal Services for Professional Athletes as an NCAA Athlete Attorney, College Sports Lawyer, Athletic Scholarship Attorney, NCAA Transfer Lawyer, Sports Scholarship Attorney, NCAA Dismissal Lawyer, and other NCAA Athlete Representation.

https://www.athletedefender.com/

Harvard Division of Sleep Medicine– Harvard affiliated clinical sleep programs

The following clinical sleep centers are run by Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals and faculty. If you do not live in or cannot get to the Boston area, you may wish to search for an accredited sleep center in your home area using the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)’s search tool: www.sleepcenters.org.

https://sleep.hms.harvard.edu/resources/harvard-affiliated-clinical-sleep-programs

https://sleep.hms.harvard.edu/

American Academy of Sleep Medicine– Search for accredited sleep centers

Each sleep center in this directory has demonstrated a commitment to the highest quality of care in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Accredited facilities have a board-certified sleep medicine physician, who leads a sleep team of trained health care professionals.

http://sleepeducation.org/find-a-facility

https://aasm.org/

NCAA Mind, Body and Sport: Sleeping disorders

An excerpt from the Sport Science Institute’s guide to understanding and supporting student-athlete mental wellness.

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/mind-body-and-sport-sleeping-disorders

Dr. Michael Grandner (Wrote NCAA Mind Body Sport article above)

Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology (UA College of Science), Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Clinical Translational Science. In addition, he is a faculty member of the Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He is Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

http://www.michaelgrandner.com/about.html

National Sleep Foundation

Sleep tools and tips: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-solutions/sleep-tools-tips

The International Directory of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Insomnia (CBT-i) Providers

https://cbti.directory/

https://www.med.upenn.edu/cbti/provder_directory.html

Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

https://www.behavioralsleep.org/index.php

Find a provider search: https://www.behavioralsleep.org/index.php/society-of-behavioral-sleep-medicine-providers/member-providers

Insomnia Hub–Directory of CBT-i providers

https://insomnia.onair.cc/category/directory/cbt-i-providers/

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