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Missy Franklin Share’s Mental Fitness Tips: Support Systems & Self-Care Journaling

May 31, 2024

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin shares her secrets to mental fitness for athletes! This May (Mental Health Awareness Month), Missy emphasizes the importance of a strong support system and keeping a confidence journal to combat self-doubt, especially during high-pressure competitions.

World-class athletes join us in the #MentalHealthFitness campaign to acknowledge the importance of prioritizing mental health as well as physical wellbeing. In personal videos, they share how they’ve been able to face their own mental health challenges and offer pointers on how to combine fitness with core mental health skill building to maintain your #MentalHealthFitness.  

For more inspiring videos on how world-class athletes stay mentally fit, check out this year’s Mental Health Fitness campaign.

About Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin is an American swimming sensation and five-time Olympic gold medalist. She rose to fame at the 2012 London Olympics, winning four gold medals as a teenager. Known for her versatility and powerful strokes, Franklin holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke. Beyond the pool, Missy is an advocate for mental health awareness, stressing the importance of a strong support system and positive self-belief.

Asking for support when you need it is a key part of maintaining your #MentalHealthFitness. These resources can help:

Tagged with: #MentalHealthFitness, Mental Health, Sports