'My child's health is paramount': Gabrielle Daleman's mother on her daughter's mental health battle

In my mind, Canadian figure skater Gabby Daleman is a tiger. I told Gabby's mother Rhonda that her daughter's fierceness as a competitor sets her apart. Rhonda chuckled at my comment. "I call her a tiger too. She was born in the year of the tiger on the Chinese calendar," she said. "I always say to people that she […]

POV podcast: Silken Laumann on mental health among athletes

One of Canada's most celebrated Olympians has a thoughtful answer to a thorny question — why is it so hard for athletes to talk about mental health? Silken Laumann argues that it's simply because athletes are tough. To make it in the high performance world means years and years of a "no excuses, suck it up, […]

School Nurses: The First Line of Treatment for Mental Health

This story is part of a series between OZY and Well Being Trust called Mental States of the Nation, where we explore ways that different states across the U.S. are enforcing and facilitating mental health parity. Linda Vollinger has been a school nurse for 10 years at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, […]

Tackling Mental Health Through a Connected Network

This story is part of a series between OZY and Well Being Trust called Mental States of the Nation, where we explore ways that different states across the U.S. are enforcing and facilitating mental health parity. Most emergency rooms are designed to treat physical traumas. But many are also poorly adapted to treat mental health […]

Can You Check Out Mental Health Services at Your Local Library?

This story is part of a series between OZY and Well Being Trust called Mental States of the Nation, where we explore ways that different states across the U.S. are enforcing and facilitating mental health parity. We think of libraries as a place to improve our minds through education and information. Now, some libraries are […]