Strong Minds

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Strong Minds helps Special Olympics athletes strengthen their coping skills. Competition provides a natural opportunity to develop active strategies for maintaining emotional wellness under stress, such as: thinking positive thoughts, practicing calming routines, and connecting with others. Athletes try a few different strategies as they move through the station. Before exiting, athletes identify the strategies they like best, and volunteers provide them with visual reminders to use these tools in competition and in real life.