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NATA calls on NCAA to address issue

Updated: September 26, 2013, 9:19 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Athletic Trainers Association wants colleges to start treating the mental health of college athletes just as seriously as they do physical well-being.

The organization outlined a set of broad guidelines Wednesday that it believes should be adopted in an effort to help athletes cope with everything from depression to suicidal thoughts. The recommendations include using athletic trainers and team physicians to help with early detection of potential mental illnesses, ...

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