The State of Stigma

February 2022 — The State of Stigma: Athletes Learn to Open Up About Hidden Stressors

Join us for a discussion about athletes, mental health, and stigma. Athletes at all levels are told: “push through it—you have to be tough.” Learn how Olympic and professional athletes are taking care of their mental health and discover local programs available for high school and college athletes.

MODERATED BY—Karl Shallowhorn, Director of Youth Programs at Mental Health Advocates

Nikoleta Antoniou

Senior, University at Buffalo Women’s Tennis Team

Kellie Peiper, M.Ed., CMPC

Assistant Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Wellness, University at Buffalo, Division of Athletics

Anne Nowak, M.S. LMHC

Director of Family Support Center, Sweet Home Central School District