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Special Olympics Athlete Brooke Ferguson Shares About Mental Fitness

May 24, 2024

For Mental Health Awareness month, Special Olympics athlete, Brooke Ferguson shares how important mental health fitness is and how she stays mentally fit. Hear how eating healthy, exercise, and talking to friends helps her feel less stressed. Above all else, she wants kids to know that they should seek help if they’re struggling with mental health.

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 Brooke Ferguson

Brooke Ferguson is a Special Olympics athlete from Lincoln City, Oregon. She plays several sports to stay active and to support her mental health: volleyball, basketball, and bocce ball. She is also a Special Olympics Athlete Leader and recently completed her Health Messenger training, to be a health leader in her community.

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