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The National Athletic Trainers Association will unveil their recommendations for developing a plan to recognize and refer college athletes with psychological concerns.

Syracuse University Assistant Director for Athletics and Sports Medicine Tim Neal says his goals are to raise awareness, to monitor behaviors and to develop a referral mechanism to assure the athletes get the help they need.

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says that 45.9 million Americans over 18 years of age experienced a mental illness in 2010.

The guidelines will be published in the Journal of Athletic Training later this month.