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Last Updated: 8/15/2012

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Tips for Improving Your Memory After a Concussion
This list outlines 11 methods that individuals who have experienced a concussion can use to help them improve their disrupted memory and begin to learn new information. Difficulty in memory processing and other cognitive functions can be among the most challenging symptoms to cope with following a concussion as these can result in behaviors such as forgetting appointments and care information that then interfere with treatment. The strategies listed are meant to help alleviate and improve these symptoms and include writing down important items and creating a routine to follow as well as lifestyle changes such as avoiding stimulants and getting enough sleep.

Managing student-athletes' mental health issues
This handbook emphasizes the mind and body connection, highlighting the importance of student-athletes' mental health and the potential of mental health to impact one's physical health. The goal of this handbook is to help coaches and other school staff working with student-athletes identify students who are at risk for mental disorders. This handbook serves as a guide that explores various mental disorders including substance use disorders and mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. It also provides guidance on helping student-athletes manage responsibilities during their recovery.

Resources for athletes
This Resources for Athletes page of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Web site provides a brief description of the benefits of sport psychology for athletes, describing it as an opportunity to enhance physical skills with mental skills. This page also provides a list of articles for athletes on topics related to managing one's mental health as an athlete, enhancing self-awareness, and dealing with different emotions, such as anger and disappointment in competition.

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This Web site was developed under contract with the Office of Consumer Affairs in SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services. The views, opinions, and content provided on this Web site do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of SAMHSA or HHS. The resources listed in this Web site are not all-inclusive and inclusion on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement by SAMHSA or HHS.