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Anxiety in the Athletes is an online resource center for athletes, their families/supporters, and team staff.

This website provides useful information, resources, and materials about anxiety and OCD as they relate to sports and athletics. In addition, it offers specific tools for team staff (coaches, managers, trainers, etc.) who may work with athletes with anxiety and/or OCD. Athletes and their families can also find tools and information to help them navigate their lives with anxiety/OCD, advocate for themselves, and join the effort to reduce the stigma of mental health in athletics.


Listen to Tom Smalley on his podcast Smalls’ Talk discussing all things related to mental health and athletics.


Anxiety in Athletes was developed by theĀ International OCD Foundation and its Mental Health Awareness in Sports special interest group to reduce the negative impact of anxiety and OCD in sports.

Runner about to start a race
Thomas Smalley Stretching an Athlete
Soccer players kicking a ball