UNC Strengthens Mental Health & Performance Psychology Program – UNC Athletics

Cydnia Young has served in the military and volunteered for humanitarian organizations around the globe. Her next step? Helping UNC student-athletes maximize their mental health.
Young is the newest addition to the staff of the Carolina Athletics Mental Health and Performance Psychology Program, which is a part of UNC Department of Sports Medicine. In her role as a mental health therapist, she meets with Tar Heel individuals and teams to maintain and enhance their physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being and functioning.
“Carolina Athletics realizes our student-athletes’ mental health is part of their overall health, and just as important as  their physical health,” said Dwight Hollier, UNC’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Health, Well-Being and Program Outreach. “We’re thrilled to welcome Cydnia to Chapel Hill as we continue to expand the services we provide for our student-athletes, especially our student-athletes of color. In addition to a focus on their