ESPNW: After Hurting Herself, Oregon State’s Lanesha Reagan Asks Fellow Student-Athletes to Help Others

This story originally ran on ESPNW By Mirin Fader Madison Holleran. All Lanesha Reagan could think about was Madison Holleran, the University of Pennsylvania track athlete. Reagan, Oregon State volleyball’s 5-foot-10 starting outside hitter, known for her power and pogo-stick bounce, lay in her bed in her freshman dorm and …

MLive: Battling depression, Ypsilanti Lincoln’s Ty Groce ready to get back to basketball

Below is an excerpt from MLive.com By Ryan Zuke Ty Groce had it all going right for him on the basketball court during his senior year at Ypsilanti Lincoln. He was a match-up nightmare against opponents, averaging 17.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 3.4 steals per game. The 6-foot-7 …

Former Elite Athletes Reveal Mental Health Struggles After Retirement

Below is an exceprt from the Huffington Post Australia By Luke Cooper A cast of former elite Australian athletes have openly admitted to struggling with mental health issues, addiction and coming to terms with their identities after retiring from the sports in which they became champions. Appearing on the first …

Michael Jamieson: Depression goes unrecognised in elite sport

Read the original story from the BBC London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson has said UK sporting bodies need to pay more attention to elite athletes’ mental health. The 28-year-old Scot said UK Sport was run as a business with no “direct responsibility” for athlete wellbeing. Jamieson has announced …