Libby Mascaro 'leads with love' in crusade to promote Mental Health Awareness

Kids on the Pitch (Scholastic and Youth Soccer in Western PA)

Oct 13 2022 • 1 hr

Among the topics John and Libby tackled on this Podcast include:

  • Her thoughts on Mt. Lebanon's Mia Bhuta, who is playing with US Youth National Women's Soccer team at the U17 Women's World Cup
  • Stigma associated with mental illness and disorders
  • Female athlete mental health (four young female athlete suicides this year)
  • Her personal story and other personal stories
  • Addressing ongoing challenges for youth coaches, parents, soccer organizations and schools in mentoring, guiding and supporting young athletes and students.
  • Resources to provide help and assistance
    • NAMI and AFSP

National Alliance on Mental Illness (website:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (website: