Here's why we're LITT...

Mission: To raise awareness of athletes mental health needs, and provide quality mental health education and therapeutic services to student athletes

 

Vision: To change and enrich the lives of youth engaged in athletics through mental health awareness, education and therapeutic services while incorporating Christ, with a twist. 

The foundation: LITT started as an idea Coach Jenae had back in 2013. She knew that she had a passion for sports, social work and God but that was it. Over the years, she would jot down her ideas and plans but it wasn’t until 2019 that LITT was launched. Living Intentionally to Transform was given its name because of her belief in intentional actions producing transformation for those who are willing to do the work. 

"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind"- Romans 12:2

According to NCAA.org, "One of the primary concerns regarding the prevalence of mental illness among student-athletes is that it may affect not only their success in academics and athletics but also their general well-being. While depression and anxiety have been found to be significant predictors of a lower grade-point average and poor athletics performance, they’re also highly correlated with other risky behaviors, including suicide." 

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/mind-body-and-sport-depression-and-anxiety-prevalence-student-athletes

"There's more to being a student-athlete than just physical preparation and performance"

           

 

-NCAA

"Student athletes are more comfortable seeking mental health services from someone who is familiar with their population and know how to work with them." 

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/college/2017/07/21/few-student-athletes-with-mental-illness-seek-help/37433787/

"Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6