Cydnia Young has served within the navy and volunteered for humanitarian organizations across the globe. Her subsequent step? Serving to UNC student-athletes maximize their psychological well being.
Younger is the latest addition to the workers of the Carolina Athletics Psychological Well being and Efficiency Psychology Program, which is part of UNC Division of Sports activities Medication. In her position as a psychological well being therapist, she meets with Tar Heel people and groups to keep up and improve their bodily, psychological, social and non secular well-being and functioning.
“Carolina Athletics realizes our student-athletes’ psychological well being is a part of their general well being, and simply as vital as their bodily well being,” mentioned Dwight Hollier, UNC’s Senior Affiliate Athletic Director for Scholar-Athlete Well being, Properly-Being and Program Outreach. “We’re thrilled to welcome Cydnia to Chapel Hill as we proceed to develop the companies we offer for our student-athletes, particularly our student-athletes of coloration. Along with a concentrate on their psychological well being, we would like all Tar Heels to study resilience and different abilities we imagine will serve them properly throughout their time in Chapel Hill and after they graduate.”
A local of Raleigh, Younger graduated from Howard College, the place she was a member of the ladies’s lacrosse staff. She then served within the Military for eight years, coaching and main troopers and civilian staff in a number of roles. She holds a Grasp of Social Work diploma from the College of Southern California. She most just lately labored within the Scholar Counseling Middle at Hampton College.
Younger’s place is funded by a grant from the Triad Basis. She joins a workers that additionally contains Dr. Jeni Shannon, Director of Psychological Well being and Efficiency Psychology; and sport psychologists Dr. Brendon Carr and Dr. Bradley Hack.
“Cyd brings a lot ardour and vitality to this position and has been a unbelievable addition to our staff,” Shannon mentioned. “We’re so excited to have the ability to reply to a necessity expressed by our student-athletes with this new position targeted on serving student-athletes of coloration.”
The Psychological Well being and Efficiency Psychology program (MHPP) helps UNC student-athletes’ well-being and offers companies associated to psychological well being, efficiency psychology, sport-related stressors and extra. The workers offers each particular person and staff classes, in addition to teams, workshops, and outreach to student-athletes, coaches, and workers. For extra info, click on right here.
Younger is a Licensed Medical Social Employee Affiliate and is licensed in Trauma Centered-Cognitive Behavioral Remedy, Eye Motion Integration Remedy, and Home Violence Counseling, Suicidality. She has earned certificates in Non-Revenue Administration, and in Variety, Fairness, & Inclusion within the Office. A spotlight of her work helps to dismantle the stigma surrounding psychological well being in communities of coloration.
Outdoors of labor, Younger is obsessed with journey for humanitarian functions. Since 2018 she has hung out in Mexico to advocate for detained migrants alongside the US/Mexico border; in Haiti to help an orphanage and medical clinic; and in Uganda to ship medical provides and supply encouragement to impoverished residents. After touring the world, she’s excited to now settle in Chapel Hill.
“I’m so grateful and excited to be part of a brand new staff, and to make use of my expertise as a minority therapist and former Division I athlete to offer again to the Carolina neighborhood on this means,” Younger mentioned. “My final objective inside this new position is to work collaboratively to foster belief between student-athletes of coloration, their teammates, coaches and workers, and the UNC neighborhood at massive. I’m a agency believer within the unstoppable energy of shared values and as we proceed to place the voices, issues, and psychological wellness of our college students first, all of us win.”