Protecting Youth Mental Health

As part of the Little League® program, all of our leagues are focused on providing high-impact learning and developmental activities that shape the most formative years of a child’s life. One of the most important aspects that we must always consider is the mental health and well-being of the Little Leaguers® in our leagues and communities, and what we can do to support them. Below are a list of resources, guidance, and tools to help support the mental health and well-being of parents, volunteers, and most importantly, our players.

6 Ways to Support the Mental Health of Your Little Leaguer®

Dr. Kensa Gunter, a licensed psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant, shares six ways parents, families, and LL volunteers, can help young athletes understand their mental health and well-being. 

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Mental Health Support from Bend Health

Bend Health, Inc. (“Bend”), a leading national, virtual pediatric behavioral care provider, and Little League® International, the world’s largest youth sports organization,  have partnered together for Bend to provide mental health support services during the 2023 Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Region and World Series tournaments.

During the region tournaments, Little League Baseball and Softball participants will have access to Bend’s virtual behavioral health coaches at no cost. Athletes and their families at these tournaments can access coaching online for complimentary care from Bend’s team of professional behavioral health coaches.

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