Big Ten Adding Mental Health Resources For Athletes

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren says he continues to work with the league’s administrators to address several issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He says the next two months are important in putting a plan together to make sure students are safe to return to campus, whenever that decision is made. He says the Big Ten has also offered added resources to help student-athletes deal with the mental stress of the situation. In fact, Warren says they have made available the “CALM” smart phone app to every one of the nearly ten-thousand current athletes in the conference. The application offers mental health resources, including meditation, stories, motivational messages and more. Warren says he wants every student-athlete to know the conference wants the best for them and they are there for them. He says they are committed to providing this support beyond the health crisis and long into the future.

Prior to taking over the Big Ten Commissioner duties, Warren was the chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings, and also served in the front offices of the Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams prior to that.

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren says he hopes people are able to make the most of a tough situation with this pandemic

Warren says he hopes more fortunate people can help less fortunate people through these tough times

The Commissioner says the entire conference is trying to figure out what is best for students and when they can get back on campus

He says they will have a plan for when students can get back to school and competition

Warren says he is working hard to get the conference through this pandemic and looking for answers in a smart way

He says the entire conference is looking at mental health well being for student-athletes, something he believes strongly in, even before the health crisis

The Commissioner says it is especially important to look out for mental health during this stressful time

Warren says he is committed to providing resources and knowledge in mental health for the long-term, well past this pandemic

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