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Art display at Oberlin College educates community about mental health

Posted at 9:42 AM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 09:45:38-04

OBERLIN, Ohio — Oberlin College's athletics department is tackling a tough issue: Mental health.

The college just put up an art display of student-athletes, alums, coaches, and administrators, along with stories of how they got through tough times.

They hope the display, called Portraits of Resilience, will break the stigma surrounding athletes and mental health.

A study released in May states that athletes are less likely to get the help they need because of heavy training demands and gender stereotypes.

Logan McDermott-Mostowy, a second-year lacrosse player said, "something that felt so scary and so personal to me is not just about me, but it's also this more sort of universalized idea of suffering and what we're going through is really important for me to think about.

Officials hope to make the display a permanent fixture at the college.