When it comes to improving your physical health, one of the most important steps is simply getting into a routine. Whether it’s eating healthier, or setting a schedule for going to the gym, you can set yourself up for success by making something a consistent habit.
The same goes for addressing your mental health. It can’t be a one-time thing. It’s important to check in with yourself, then keep checking in with yourself throughout the year. How are you feeling? What’s causing stress? What’s bringing you joy?
Let’s work to maintain this awareness of our well-being and the well-being of those around us. And let’s start making plans that promote our wellness, as a way of life, day in and day out.
"You don’t have to directly experience something in order to extend compassion and empathy for an experience that a community is going through."
– Dr. Kensa Gunter, Director, NBA Mind Health
Our overall well-being is impacted by who we are, the interactions and experiences we have, and the contexts in which we live. A’ja Wilson, of the Las Vegas Aces, describes the racism she experienced as a child and how it has inspired her to become a prominent role model for Black girls.
Powered by the Jr. NBA and NBA Academy, the series covers 10 mental performance topics, with facilitator guides and videos targeted for kids ages 9-14.Learn More
Dr. Kensa Gunter, NBA Mind Health director, joins Dr. Alex Auerbach and Aidan Wing for a conversation at the Jr. NBA Conference powered by Under Armour.Learn More
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This new docuseries, co-created by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, examines mental health and issues of well-being around the world.Learn More
Kevin Love sits down with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to discuss mental health, struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation, and the important lessons COVID-19 has taught us.Learn More
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These core tips can help you avoid distractions, increase your self-confidence, set effective goals, and more.
The Headspace app can help you learn the life-changing skill of meditation in just a few quiet moments each day.
If you or someone you know is facing a crisis, get free text-message support from a trained crisis counselor — available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, these tips can help you manage anxiety, maintain a healthy perspective, and care for your mental and emotional well-being.
This one-hour documentary film tells the story of a WNBA All-Star’s experience with mental illness.
This nonprofit provides mental health and suicide prevention resources for teenagers and young adults in the United States.
Carmelo Anthony reads his open letter to “2020 and beyond” on NBA 2KTV.
NBA Mind Health is guided by the central idea of humanizing mental health. Our mission is to engage, educate, and serve the NBA community and to position mental health as an essential element of wellness and excellence – both on and off the court.
We see mental health as a part of our lived experiences and are here to help you navigate challenges but to also help you identify mental health-related opportunities and strengths.