The goal of UGAAA Behavioral Medicine is to blend with the UGA Athletic Association’s team of professionals helping student-athletes to live happily, and promote overall health and performance both as students and athletes. This is achieved while also working at the team and administrative levels to create and maintain positive, caring, and productive environments in which student-athletes live, learn, and work.
Starting conversations about mental health needs can be extremely difficult. When an athlete has an injury at practice they seek the athletic trainer for recovery options. Mental health concerns and recovery should be sought the same way. Our in house behavioral medicine team, in conjunction with Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center is readily available to help student-athletes explore treatment options.