Mood Lifters for Athletes

Mental Illness is Debilitating for Athletes

Research shows that athletes have mental health challenges at the same rate as everyone. Further, athlete-specific challenges such as

  • concussion and injury
  • performance failure
  • unsupportive coaching
  • overtraining
  • forced retirement
  • a lack of non-athletic identity

and general factors

  • negative life events
  • lack of social support
  • poor sleep

all play a role in stress, anxiety, and depression.

Further, athletes often have significant demands on their time and fear the consequences of seeking help.

Our Strategy. Your Strength.

Mood Lifters took the most effective treatments and wove them into a peer-led program to:

  • Reduce stress, depression and anxiety
  • Help you live a more positive and fulfilling life

Specifically, Mood Lifters offers you 15 weekly hour-long meetings. In each of the 15 weekly meetings, you learn science-based techniques and set your own goals. Next, you practice these skills in between meetings. You track your own personal progress through Mood Lifters’ point system and app.

Mood Lifters improves lives via:

  • Skilled peer leaders who have benefited from the program
  • Accountability and motivation from our point system
  • Effective strategies based on science
  • Support and encouragement from fellow group members

Register Now

  • Tuesdays at 7 pm EST starting May 11, 2021

  • Format: Online Meeting (Zoom)

Note: Due to generous scholarships provided by The Speedy Foundation and The Athlete Brain Health Foundation, cost to participate is only $30.

“Powerful. It works.”

Price: $ 30.00

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Mood Lifters Members Share

“The comments of others in the group were very helpful and insightful.”

“This program is like personal training for your brain.”

“This is the best I’ve felt in seven years. This works. It just works.”

How do I get started?

  1. Register
  2. Come to the Meetings
  3. Practice the Skills
  4. Feel the Difference
Register Now

What is Mood Lifters?

Mood Lifters is an innovative program that was developed by researchers at the University of Michigan.The Mood Lifters program brings together small groups to discuss and implement strategies to improve their mental health and overall well-being. Our goal is to help people live the life they’ve always wanted: one with deep meaning, less anxiety and depression, more joy and contentment, and better relationships.

Mood Lifters is not therapy. It is a mental wellness program led by people who benefited from their past participation.  It was designed to help everyone—from people who are experiencing significant anxiety and depression, to those who simply want to learn new strategies to help them thrive.

Mood Lifters founders Patricia Deldin and Cecilia Votta were college and high level travel team athletes, respectively. They know the ups and downs of commitment to athletics, and the impact of losing that identity through injury.

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