RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Following are select publications pertaining to mental health and sport from members of our team.


I finally decided to accept the fact that I had a mental illness ... I found the right medicines to eliminate the extreme episodes of my depression and anxiety ... I learned coping tools to help curb anxiety, including deep-breathing techniques and meditation.
— Kendra Fisher | Goalie, Canada Women's National Hockey Team | As quoted by the Players' Tribune

McNeill, K., Durand-Bush, N., & Lemyre, P-N. (in press). Thriving, depleted, and at-risk canadian coaches: Profiles of psychological functioning linked to self-regulation and stress.


Van Slingerland, K., Durand-Bush, N., & Rathwell, S. (in press). Levels and prevalence of mental health functioning in Canadian university student-athletes. Canadian Journal of Higher Education.


Dubuc-Charbonneau, N., & Durand-Bush, N. (2018). Helping student-athletes learn to self-regulate to alleviate burnout: A multiple case study showcasing their challenging but altering experiences. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2018.1433226


Jordalen, G., Lemyre, P. N., & Durand-Bush, N. (2016). Exhaustion experiences in junior athletes: The importance of motivation and self-control competencies. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01867


Gagnon, M., Durand-Bush, N., & Young, B. W. (2016). Self-regulation capacity is linked to well-being and burnout in physicians and medical students: Implications for nurturing self-help skills. International Journal of WellBeing, 6(1), 101-116. doi:10.5502/ijw.v6i1.4


McNeill, K., Durand-Bush, N., & Lemyre, P-N. (2016). Understanding coach burnout and underlying emotions: A narrative approach. Sports Coaching Review, 5(1), 1-18.


Dubuc-Charbonneau, N., & Durand-Bush, N. (2015). Moving to action: The effects of a self-regulation intervention on the stress, burnout, well-being, and self-regulation capacity levels of university student-athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 9, 173-192. doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2014-0036


Durand-Bush, N., McNeill, K., Harding, M., & Dobransky, J. (2015). Investigating stress, psychological well-being, mental health functioning, and self-regulation capacity among university undergraduate students: Is this population optimally functioning? Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 49(3), 253-274.


Simon, C. R., & Durand-Bush, N. (2014). Differences in psychological and affective well-being between physicians and residents: Does high and low self-regulation capacity matter? Psychology of Well-Being, 4, 19. doi:10.1186/s13612-014-0019-2


Simon, C. R., & Durand-Bush, N. (2014). Does self-regulation capacity predict psychological well-being in physicians? Psychology, Health & Medicine., 20(3), 311-321.


Dubuc-Charbonneau, N., Durand-Bush, N., & Forneris, T. (2014). Student-athlete burnout: Exploring levels and trends at two Canadian universities. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(2), 2014, 135-151.


Durand-Bush, N., Collins, J., & McNeill, K. (2012). Women coaches’ experiences of stress and self-regulation: A multiple case study. International Journal of Coaching Science, 6(2), 22-43.


Gustafsson, H., Kenttä, G., Hassmén, P., Lundqvist, C., & Durand-Bush, N. (2007). The process of burning out: A multiple case study of three elite endurance athletes. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 38, 388-416.


When the new season started, I went through the same dark cycle that I witnessed firsthand with Monty [friend and teammate who died by suicide]. I went in with my eyes completely open, but I just couldn’t stop it. I started isolating myself. I felt like I didn’t have a purpose. I fell into a deep and dark depression.
— Dan Carcillo | NHL left winger, Canada | 2x Stanley Cup Champion | As quoted by the Players' Tribune