Build a Team that Breaks Stigma
When so much of your identity is tied to being part of a team or group, what happens when that identity is challenged in some way? And how can you react when someone in your life finds themselves in this situation? Finding Your Way is a conversation about discovering hope and building resilience during a time of individual or collective struggle, as well as how to manage the transition to what comes next when the team experience ends.
The Minding Your Mind speakers who present this program have been involved in a team, club, or group, allowing them to share their own stories through the lens of this common experience. Additionally, each speaker has transitioned to “life after” and found ways to take the best of what their group participation has provided to them and incorporate that into daily life. This program is in high demand for college athletic departments as well as middle school, high school, and club teams.
Finding Your Way participants will hear a relatable story of struggle and hope from a Minding Your Mind speaker. Strategies presented by the speaker will help them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them, breaking the stigma that surrounds conversations around mental health. The guided Q&A provides a safe space to share their own thoughts on what has been hard or helpful in their experiences.
Actionable takeaways include:
- How to recognize signs and symptoms of students/players/peers who may be struggling and how to support them.
- How to acknowledge and manage difficulties and loss when temporarily not able to participate.
- How to help a teammate, friend, or family member who may be struggling.
- How to use the best of your team skills to help the transitions into new phases of life.
Students and adult leaders involved in teams, groups, and clubs. Content is appropriate for ages middle school and above.
“Extremely valuable, impactful, and insightful. The speakers created a safe space for others to be vulnerable, to share, and to understand that they are not alone.”
— Jen Muston
Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, SWA,
Assistant Athletic Director
York College of Pennsylvania
Finding Your Way Presentations
2020-2021 Academic Year
Arcadia University (PA)
Berry College (GA)
Bloomfield College (NJ)
Colby College (ME)
College of Wooster (OH)
Eastern University (PA)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Kings College (PA)
Lebanon Valley College (PA)
Lourdes University (OH)
Neumann University (PA)
New Jersey City University (NJ)
Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
Siena Heights University (MI)
Tufts University (MA)
University of Chicago (IL)
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Stout
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Trinity College (CT)
Ursinus College (PA)
Widener University (PA)
Williams College (MA)
York College (PA)