Seattle Times: What an Olympic medalist, homeless in Seattle, wants you to know

American Olympic cyclist Rebecca Twigg is profiled by the Seattle Times. After her career ended, she developed anxiety, which prevented her from keeping a job and considered suicide. By Scott Greenstone When Rebecca Twigg was 7, she rode a bike for the first time. There were no training wheels, but …

Sports Gazette: Water Polo’s Maddy Johnston Plays as an Outlet from Depression, Dysnomia

Michigan sophomore Maddy Johnston cites water polo as her relief from her battles with dysnomia and deperssion. Sports Gazette has the story. By Thomas Kaiser he was only two months old at the time, but Maddy Johnston was already in her element — the swimming pool. The San Francisco native …

ESPN: NCAA SSI partners with Hilinski’s Hope to improve athlete mental health screenings

The Hilinski’s Hope foundation is teaming up with the NCAA Sports Science Institute to promote mental health wellness in college athletics. ESPN.com has the story. By Ivan Maisel The NCAA Sports Science Institute announced Monday a partnership with Hilinski’s Hope, the foundation set up last year in memory of Washington …

Reno Gazette Journal: Nevada women’s basketball adds a focus on mental health

Below is an excerpt from a Reno Gazette Journal story about the Nevada women’s hoops team improving its mental health and wellness. By Chris Murray he Nevada women’s basketball team is working to improve its on-court skill, its conditioning and its chemistry this offseason just like every other school, but …