I struggle with depression. Whether I'm on top of the world or can't get myself out of bed, it'll always be a part of my life. Depression can come in waves; sometimes, it's a tsunami that overtakes my entire life, sometimes it's a little wave that sneaks its way into my thoughts.
It’s me... I’m the “happiest person”
Join the conversation with Hailey Nicole, a mental health advocate blogger. The current college athlete is joined by fellow athletes to share their mental health journies. Listen to hear the story of each featured current/former college athlete from all divisions and sports, and find empowerment to rethink suffering in silence.
When an athlete starts getting burned out, it’s time to take a step back. The athlete needs time to reevaluate their motives and find their love for the game again.
These are the dreaded periods of life where you’re not experiencing an episode of depression, something is just off. Slumps cause an immense feeling of uncertainty and distress because it is hard to pinpoint what is off. Everyone goes through slumps, yet no one exactly is sure of why or how to get out of … Continue reading When a Slump Gets the Best of You
My anxiety causes me to wrestle between having a terrible time at a party and staying in and feeling terrible about myself.
Performance anxiety can be discouraging to an athlete, working hard in practice but unable to execute in the game. Outside forces can arise in an athlete's head depending on coaches and teammates. Learning how to balance these forces will relieve that added stress from an athlete’s mind.