Traci Carson: Why I Left the Team

The Athletes Connected program continues to share stories from current and past student-athletes, coaches and staff members about various subjects related to mental well being and sports. Beginning this fall, we will have first-person posts in this space. The first of many original stories we will share this year is …

USA Today: Athletes Open up About Mental Illness

Eight athletes opened up about their mental illnesses in a story by USA Today. Michael Phelps (swimming), Imani Boyette (basketball), Mardy Fish (tennis), Rick Ankiel (baseball), Royce White (basketball), Allison Schmitt (swimming), Brandon Marshall (football), Jerry West (basketball) share their respective stories of battling depression and bipolar disorder. The story …

Athletes Connected Launches Quarterly Newsletter

Earlier this week, Athletes Connected excitedly distributed its first quarterly newsletter to supporters, donors, student-athletes, coaches, staff and key stakeholders to the student-athlete mental health initiative. The newsletter brings the latest news, updates, events and coverage of mental health from around campus and the country directly to the reader’s inbox. …